The Changing of the Guards

Kremlin, Changing of the guards

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Inside the Kremlin

An event not to be missed when inside the Kremlin is the changing of the guards. It is quite a spectacular event, with horses and guards, guardsmen firing guns in the air and the only sound drowning the yelling of the commander is the clicking of cameras from the huge crowd of spectators.

One of the most spectacular sights within the Kremlin is the large bell that is on display in the major square. It’s called  The Tsar’s bell and it stands on a pedestal not far from the Ivan the Great belltower. It is actually by far the largest bell ever cast, it’s more than six meters in diameter,  stands more than six meters tall and weighs more than 200 tons.

The Tsar's bell
One piece missing

Images from The Kremlin

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