Wednesday 11 August 2010

Moscow Kremlin

A wonderful card of the iconic Cupolas of the Kremlin glittering in the sunshine.  On the left is the Cathedral of Basil the Blessed with its cupcake swirls and on the right the Spassakaya tower topped with a star.

The Kremlin which means citadel or castle was built between the 14th and 17th century and has been a political, ceremonial and religious centre for many centuries.  I visited many years ago but would love to visit again, there is so much to see.

It came appropriately with two 10р Moscow Kremlin stamps on the back, so here are the cupolas from a different angle and a black and white outline on the card itself. A triple Kremlin.

The 1 rouble stamps are of the of the Astrakhan Kremlin, part of the definitive stamps issued in 2009, the little hare is one of the  August 2008 definitives. 

This card travelled for 22 days and 1,606 miles (2,585km).  
Thank you Irina


Christine H. said...

Those cupolas are so lovely. Right now they make me think of cupcakes (I must be hungry!)

Animor said...

They're gorgeous looking cupolas great photo i like its glitters too.