terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2015

Moscow - The Monumental Metro

One of the jewels of the city is the metro, with is grand platforms with chandeliers, statues, marble you reminds us the importance of Soviet Union so decades ago.

Mayakovskaya station was one biggest attractions with is Art Deco steel columns, and were we can find mosaics of the Soviet achievements in the ceiling. 

The Ploshchad Revolutsii is another example of the Socialist representation with the statues that represent workers, athletes and soldiers.

Is amazing how many time I spent looking up, in each corner there it was, a magnificent ceiling, a luxurious chandelier, a Lenine statue. This is a must see when you visit Moscow. 


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terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2015

Moscow - The first day

Arriving to this city makes us realize there is beauty in every corner. And when you are lucky with the weather can be a wonderful experience. 

The Kremlin walls follow the Moskva River that with blue sky, the golden domes, the red walls, is a feast to the eyes. 

Little ahead the colors intensify with the mixture and asymmetry of the Saint Basil's Cathedral. 

Talking of colors, we end up in the Red Square, who makes think of a past not too far away with all the monumental presence of the Soviet Union.

There we can find the Lenin Mausoleum.

In the Red Square we can find a vast variety of people from the countries nearby, Mongolia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, but the place is so large that you don't feel overcrowded.  I think is that mixture makes, on a personal note, the most beautiful women I ever seen all around the World.

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quarta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2015

Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Beijing - A Dream coming true

We all wonder if someday we will make that amazing trip, that special place we really want to go. Is incredible how sometimes life gives you the chance when you least expect it.
It was my case! Come with me in this dream trip into the Siberia, feel the freezing waters of Lake Baikal, experience the culture of ancient civilizations in Mongolia and North of China. 

A vast journey with many stops, in the world's longest railway line, deserves a coverage of the daily itinerary. That is what you will find in the next posts weekly in the Francisco Journey blog.
So let's start our voyage and embark in the Zarengold.

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