Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Moscow Kremlin

The last card was a favorite and this one is another favorite. It was sent from Moscow by Dmitry "LD7". The card shows the Moscow Kremlin as viewed from the Beklemishevskaya Tower.

"The Beklemishevskaya Tower is one of the few towers in the Kremlin whose appearance has remained unchanged throughout the ages, and which has not undergone any serious reconstruction. The tower was always the first to come under enemy attack, as it was situated at the junction of the Moskva River and the moat. In this respect it served a very important defensive function.

During the storming of the Kremlin by the Bolsheviks in 1917, the top of the tower was destroyed, but was later restored. The tower is 46.2 metres tall." - in: http://www.moscow.info/kremlin/towers/beklemishevskaya-tower.aspx

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