Yesterday it rained all day
12 July 08
So we went to the Kremlin Armoury and looked at a lot of very grand and shiny things. Tiny portrait miniatures set in wine goblets, keepsake boxes carved from ivory, silver pocket watches, beautiful fabric fans, jewelled hat pins, antique lace fans, costumes of old Emperors and Empresses and gigantic royal carriages. Needless to say I liked it a lot! Irritatingly, photography wasn't allowed (I seethe whenever I go to a museum that enforces that rule) but there are some photos on flickr that you can have a look at. Their website is also fairly decent, and shows some of the exhibits.