Thursday, 1 May 2014


Lights twinkling and the reflecting in the water with fairytale towers rising above the water this postcard shows "The Kremlin in Izmailovo" Moscow.  But all is not what it seems.  Unlike the famous and historic Moscow Kremlin this one, sometimes called the "Unknown Second Kremlin"  is a mixture of Russian history and fairytale and is actually a recreation of a Tsar's Palace of the 16th and 17th Century, an open air museum of Old Russia, perhaps we would call it a Russian Disney.  The postcard also says "City of Masters" but I don't know what that means although an old Russian wooden church was relocated here, so maybe the masters refer to craftspeople. 

It is a popular place to get married and these building would certainly make a super backdrop in wedding photographs.   It is also a place to see folk art, visit the market and museums (including one devoted entirely to Vodka). 

Thank you Dasha for this Fairyland view

1 comment:

Scriptor Senex said...

It really does look like Fairyland. I'm not really into Vodka and my wife might get upset if I married again but the markets, museums and folk art sound worth a visit.