Russia 1981 (6)
More photos from around the Kremlin...
Domes of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower
Detail of Ivan the Great Bell Tower
Rear of the Spasskaya (Spassky or Saviour) Tower
Spasskaya (Spassky or Saviour) Tower
Neil Robson and Andy Grasemann
Although they enjoyed the trip neither smiled much while were in Russia
The 200 ton bell was never rung. During the casting process a fire broke out in the foundry and water was used to extinguish it. The sudden cooling made the bell cracked and lose an 11 ton splinter.
Neil and I with the Tsar Bell
I'm the short skinny one
The guy in this photo was a bit strange. He used to carry a descant recorder around with him and gave impromptu recitals
He entertained quite a few people, especially kids, this way in some of the places we went
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