Saturday, October 12, 2013

RU-1887628 & RU-1916166

Officials from Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia. 

RU-1887628, sent by Anna.
This is the beautifully decorated interior of the Facets Palace in Moscow, built between 1487-1892.
The Palace of the Facets is a building in the Moscow Kremlin, Russia, which contains what used to be the main banquet reception hall of the Muscovite Tsars. It is the oldest preserved secular building in Moscow. Located on Kremlin Cathedral Square, between the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Dormition Cathedral. Currently, it is an official ceremonial hall in the residence of the President of the Russian Federation and thus admission is limited to prearranged tours only. - in: wikipedia

RU-1916166, sent by Olga.
On this card from St. Petersburg there's St. Isaac's Cathedral and Monument to Emperor Nicholas I, on St Isaac's Square. Unveiled on July 7th, 1859, the six-meter statue was a technical wonder of its time. It was the first equestrian statue in Europe with only two support points (the rear hooves of the horse). 

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