2015 Travels – Russia

In September I went to Russia for ten days with a small group of old and new friends. I wished the itinerary had allowed for more time in Moscow – there are always so many favourite places I want to revisit – but we only had a day and a half there.  Still, it was a fascinating trip and I loved exploring the cities, churches and monasteries of Rostov, Yaroslavl and Kostroma, as well as spending time in the countryside.  It rained or was dull a lot of the time so unfortunately we didn’t experience a beautiful Indian Summer – known as ‘Women’s Summer’ or ‘Grandma’s Summer’ in Russia – though on the morning of the day we left, my friend Sarah and I walked in Gorky Park in glorious autumn sunshine. Click here for my photo book of the trip.

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Spasso-Yakovlevsky monastery, Rostov

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Inside the Rostov kremlin

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War Memorial and Cathedral of the Dormition, Yaroslavl

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On the Strelka (spit), Yaroslavl, at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl’ rivers

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Ipatiev monastery, Kostroma

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Kostroma

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In Gorky Park, Moscow

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View from Gorky Park over the Moskva river, looking towards the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

 

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