Just a few pics from my last day/night in Moscow, my first 30-hour stretch on the Trans-Mongolian, and my stop in Yekaterinburg. Nothing too great – train was moving fast, so a lot of blurry images of birch trees, and Yekaterinburg isn’t the most beautiful city I’ve ever stopped in — but its been an interesting stay.
My last day in Moscow, I visited the town of Sergiev Posad, which is about 2 hours outside of the city. Sergiev Posad is home to Russia’s holiest Orthodox shrine and monastery, and draws a constant stream of believers to its doors. To me, getting there was a great adventure, but the energy of the place was pretty amazing.
Approaching the complex: