FUN-travel: Uglich – Day 5 – Uniworld River Cruise

July 10, 2014 by  

Day 7 – Monday, July 7 – Uglich – blue skies w/big puffy, white clouds – high 70’s

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Frescoes

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Transfiguration Cathedral

What I LIKE

  • 7:00 – typical wake up routine
  • No hurry!
  • Tour doesn’t start until 4:30
  • 9:00 – breakfast – swing out w/egg white omelet
  • 10:00 – cruise overview lecture
  • 1:00 – lunch – salad bar & soup
  • 2:30 – room R&R – nap
  • 4:30 – walking tour of Uglich
  • founded in Middle Ages
  • Uglich means angel
  • Harbor offers picturesque panorama of architectural monuments
  • 1st stop – Transfiguration Cathedral
  • largest building w/5 domes visible from every part of town
  • 2nd stop – Church of the Prince Dmitry-On-the-Blood
  • 10 yr old son of Ivan the Terrible mysteriously died here
  • church built where body was found
  • filled w/magnificent frescoes floor to ceiling
  • painted by finest imperial icon artists
  • Fabulous Orthodox choir performance by 6 men
  • Have nice stroll thru town
  • 6:45 – back on ship
  • 7:30 – set sail for next stop
  • 8:00 – dinner
  • Midnight – finally fall asleep!
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Church of the Prince Dmitry-On-the-Blood

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Waking up at 4 am and not falling back to sleep

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    Church Flooded by Volga

  • Don’t want to keep taking sleeping pills
  • Free internet is slow and drops a lot of time!

FUN-fact – Uglich is one of Russia’s Golden Ring cities. That recently coined term evokes a heroic distant past. Located northeast of Moscow, the Golden Ring is composed of some of Russia’s oldest cities.
More FF – We have gone through a total of 7 locks since we left Moscow.

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