Wednesday, 20 September 2006

The wonders of Tsaritsino

Broken Ceramic artefact at the Museum

Happy as ever at Tsaritsino

Fishing at the pond

Tsaritsino is an incredible place in Moscow. Once upon a time the wife of Czar, Czarina lived in this huge estate with woods, bridges and ponds.Now the old structures are in ruins but part of it has been restored and rest are being restored at a very fast pace.
Its almost heaven out there in a sensuous spring, sunny summer or a cloudy autumn. Words are not enough to describe this amazing place so let the pictures do the talking. We went to this place the last Sunday. It was a warm sunny autumn day and we set out of our home to visit this place. Tsaritsino is best approachable by metro as the metro station of the same name is located very nearby. We enjoyed a stroll in the woods out there besides the ponds in a sunny and warm Moscow day. My mother saw a Russian wedding being solemnized at an Orthodox Cathedral located inside the Tsaritsino complex. Of course she was more than happy to be able to see new customs and have a glimpse of centuries old Russian culture and traditions. Afterwards we went to see the Khlepni Dom (translates as Bread House) museum that houses the sculptures, dresses, furniture, crockery and other artifacts of that era.
I can say it was one of the most memorable Sundays in Moscow.

The big ceramic artefact

Royal crown

At the gates of Tsaritsino Museum

A bronze sculpture of Czarina Catherine

Red House


Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Interesting post and delightful Sunday I am sure!!
thankyou for the pictures and cultural history.

Best wishes

21/9/06 4:29 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Lindsay...i am glad that you liked it.

21/9/06 5:50 pm  
Blogger Gary said...

LOvely pictures and story. The big question of course: who were you with that day brother?

22/9/06 3:27 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Dear gary,
Thanks a lot...I am so happy that you asked that big question.The answer my friend is not blowing in the wind...the answer is I wasd with my mother who is visiting me in Moscow.

22/9/06 11:43 am  
Blogger Gary said...

A wonderful woman and a wonderful son! I'd love to meet her.

24/9/06 11:09 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Dear Gary,
Thank you so much for this rare compliment!
So when are you giving me opportunity to host you in Moscow?! I would love to have you here.

24/9/06 1:57 pm  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Looks wonderful. Next time I'm in Moscow I'll go see that. Thanks!

24/9/06 2:00 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Russell,
Please do that...its not something to be missed...especially in the autumn when leaves fall to make a yellow bed...the place glows in golden lights..

24/9/06 2:07 pm  

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