A Russian Orthodox Church on the palace grounds
On Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Charles Ganske visited the Tsaritsino estate in the southeast part of Moscow. Since the Russian Revolution of 1917, the formerly Tsarist palace grounds have served as a park. Until recently, the palace itself stood in ruins. However, in the last few years Moscow's Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and several major Russian businessmen have worked together to have the historic palace restored. Today the Tsaritsino is a museum and a popular venue for live music concerts during the summertime.
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Flowers near the entrance to the park
Fountains near the entrance to the park
Charles Ganske enjoying some American easy listening music from the outdoor speakers at the park
A rainbow over southeast Moscow
Roses in the church garden near the palace
A rose garden near the church
Mother of God icon over the entrance to the church
Bridge near the palace
The ruins of an outbuilding next to the palace
Another view of the Tsaritsino Palace
Looking out from a window in the palace
Southeast Moscow in mid-autumn
Sunset in the palace courtyard
Sunset in the park
Sunset over the lake
For Charles Ganske, the end to another beautiful day of visiting Moscow
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