Kremlin Ensemble at Twilight

Kremlin Ensemble at Twilight
«Kremlin Ensemble at Twilight»

Overview of the architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin, reflected in the Moskva River from the Sofiiskaya Embankment at the southwestern side of the fortress near Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge. The corner tower was built in 1488 by Italian architect Antonio Gislardi (also known as Anton Fryazin). Originally the round tower was called the Sviblova Tower after the Sviblov Boyar family, who once lived in a house adjacent to the tower on the Kremlin side. But in 1633, after the installation of a water-supplying machine inside the tower, it was renamed Vodovzvodnaya Tower (may be translated as "water-lifting"). The famous five-pointed stars made of ruby glass were installed on the main towers of Moscow Kremlin in 1937. The huge 1.5-ton stars, with beams up to 3.7 meters, are illuminated at night by powerful lamps from inside so they can be seen from far distance.

Photo #423 taken on April 26, 2015 at the end of city tour (begining of a night tour) with my Dear client from Denmark, Rhiannon Hansen.

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