Since the last post, we have certainly seen a lot in and around Moscow. Here are some unique Moscow sights (from bell towers and the ground):

 

Can you spot the dogs?

Statue in a metro station underneath MoscowCan you spot the dogs?

 

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A dog snoozing by the Letecks foundry.

 

 Russian writers in stone! 

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Dostoevsky in front of Lenin Library.
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Karl Marx in front of the Bolshoi theater.

 

Three views of one bell tower: Ivan the Great at the Kremlin.

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Bells from above…

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Danilov monastery bells.

 

Bells from below…

A bell at Michael Archangel church outside of Moscow.
A bell at Michael Archangel church outside of Moscow.

 

 

Drinking flasks then…       

Drinking flasks and cups from centuries past at the Kremlins armory.
Drinking flasks and cups from centuries past at the Kremlins armory.

and now…

A martini dispenser at a Moscow restaurant.
A martini dispenser at a Moscow restaurant.

 

An insect lair, or bell tower?

Danilov bells.
Danilov bells.
Bells at Christ our Savior church.
Bells at Christ our Savior church.

 

After all this seeing and walking and doing, we still managed to learn one more peal by the end of the day! Here we are, on the chime-like practice bells at the Danilov monastery. We are learning to play the Pskov peal, named after a city with an ancient style of bell ringing, where ringers stand on the ground and pull long ropes attached to clappers of bells up in the tower.

 

 

(We’re working on it…)

Here’s Father Roman, playing what we were trying to play. One day…

Psklov on Vimeo.

 

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