We were stopping off in Alexandrovskaya to visit the Alexandrov Kremlin. One of the many things I didn't know, but felt I should have known, was that a kremlin is a fortress not a building as I had assumed. The town was busier than I expected.
I spotted this building with an interesting weather vane.
I had taken this photo inside one of the churches before I was told no photography was allowed.
Ivan the terrible's bedroom which was only used on the wedding night.
These are the medieval cellars of the 16th cent
In another building there were rooms from the 17th and 18th centuries. The guide orchestrated role play of how a match maker would introduce a potential suitor which caused great amusement within the group.
We finished the tour in a 19th century room and were served tea and gingerbread cake.
As I would be staying here for four nights I was delighted with my room. As soon as we had viewed our rooms we met up with Svetlana in the huge but very busy reception area for an orientation walk. It was pouring down and cold. I was pleased to see that the metro was very near as well as numerous cafes and shops.