November 01, 2006

Bolotnikov's Rebellion

the 1606 siege of Moscow

There are places on Earth where every structure, every hill speaks to you of ages past. Sometimes there is only a solitary voice. Sometimes there are many voices, rising out of the recesses of time, joining together into a chorus. One voice usually sings the solo, but this does not mean that the others could not sing as intriguing a song.

In Kolomenskoye, the solo is sung by the Church of the Ascension, the graceful 16th century wonder, reaching skyward like a fairy-tale castle. But as soon as you enter Kolomensky Park, you see that you are in a place that resounds with the voices of many different eras. 

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