The Tsar Bell (Tsar-kolokol) has the honor of being the largest bell in the world, but is something of a historical ... More
The Tsar Bell (Tsar-kolokol) has the honor of being the largest bell in the world, but is something of a historical curiosityit has never been rung. When fire swept the Kremlin in 1737, the newly forged bell was grounded in the Kremlin's forgery. The water used to douse the flames came into contact with the superheated bell, causing an 11-ton chunk to break off the 200-ton bell. It has remained in two pieces ever since. The bell that never rang makes for a bizarre but appropriate companion to the nearby Tsar Cannon, which has never been fired.
I loved this place. What can I say it was so amazing. Just the atmosphere and the people talking about the amazement I was impressed . I would have to say this place really suprised me. Everyone around here is so in love with the Tsar Bell, and so was I for the first time I ever seened it . If you ever visit Moscow,Russia; please stop by the Tsar Bell. =]
This garden lying near the north west stretch of the Garden Ring was founded in 1892 on Karetny Ryad by
the entrepreneur Yakov Schukin. The park opened in 1894 and was an immediate success with the public. Nowadays the ...
Pavel Tretiakov, collector of some the best work of contemporary artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg, founded this gallery in
1856. His brother Sergei collected French and Dutch masters, and in 1872 they combined their collections and opened this ...
Originally constructed as a powerful means of defending the Kremlin's Saviour Gate, this beast of a cannon, with a lion's
head roaring under the barrel, was never fired. Nevertheless, at just over 5.3 meters long and weighing 40 tons, ...
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