We took a walk in and around Red Square the other evening.
|North western access to Red Square.|
|Resurrection Gate. The entry into Red Square from the north east. The original 1680 gate was demolished in 1931 to allow access for military displays. It was rebuilt in 1996.|
|Nikolskaya tower. The original tower was built in 1491, rebuilt in 1806. The top of the tower was blown off by Napoleon's troops in 1812. A Red Star was first placed on top of the tower in 1935.|
|St Basil's Cathedral (or the 'Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat' if you'd prefer) and Spasskaya Tower (1491)|
|The Bolshoi Theatre. The building to the right is TSUM, a fashionable department store.|
|Eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden, under the Kremlin walls|