Moscow IslandOctober 12, 2019 in Russia ⋅ 🌧 9 °C
After walking through Red Square, I crossed the bridge to the Moscow Island. It doesn't have any other than, but does have three districts on it. As I cross the bridge I see Znamenie Church and a huge building alongside the water.
Znamenie Church was built for the first Tsar of the Romanovs, Mikhail Feodorovich, and consecrated in 1636. It's one of the most important churches in Moscow. The large building is Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, one of Stalins seven residential and shopping buildings.
It was created to avoid disastrous floods that had affected the areas around the river for many years. The river runs on the south side, and a new channel was created to the north, on what was previously mud flats.
As you walk along the channel side, you get great views across to the Kremlin and its many churches.Read more