Moscow is one of the world's most important and largest cities. Founded in 1147, the city is situated on the Moskva River, which winds through the city - 49 bridges span the river within the city limits. Moscow is the centerpiece of Russian culture, religion, art, government, business, and education.
The exquisitely finished buildings inside the gallery of the Astronomia Art Moscow are:
Saint Basil's Cathedral, a Christian church in Red Square, is one of the most famous monuments in the world. Designed to look like the flame of a bonfire, it is known as "the flame of Moscow."
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, a resplendent Russian Orthodox cathedral on the banks of the Moskva River, is famous for its gold-colored domes and Byzantine architecture.
The Bolshoi Theatre, the historical center of Russia's performing arts, was opened on Tsar Alexander II's coronation day in 1856. Home to the Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Opera, the oldest and most renowned companies in the world, the Bolshoi Theatre is famous the world over.
Hotel Ukraina is one of the "Seven Sisters" of neo-classical Stalin-era buildings located in Moscow, and it was once the tallest hotel in the world. A true landmark of the city, it remains a hotel today, and a five-star luxury one at that.
Métier d 'Art
These four buildings are hand-engraved and hand-painted by traditional métier d'art artisans. Many hours of hand work go into these miniature works of art. They are, in turn, set into an aventurine base, a beautiful glass that looks like a starry sky.