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Czar Bell in Kremlin

Czar Bell in Kremlin

This is the biggest bell of all times, 200 tonns in weight and 6 m in diameter. Unfortunately, this bell never made its way to the bell tower, because of bunch of misfortunes and endless fires in Kremlin during 18 century. It looks like it was doomed from the very beginning... Eleven tonn piece of casting broke away when they tried to cool down the bell after one of the fires and it took its final posture on the granite pedestal in 19 century... Very typical story for us, Russians, as we always build the biggest, the greatest and then don't know what to do with it :-). Last perfect example is space shuttle Buran....

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bluewatermonk24-Feb-2006 05:35
Dobre veychre, Eldar,

Outstanding shot!
Our peoples strength comes from turmoil and hardship :-)
Vipin Mayer16-Feb-2006 14:11
what a way to check the population, eh:-)),
Günter Hofstädter12-Feb-2006 23:30
amazing contrast und great composition !
robwooly14-Nov-2005 02:42
I like this ! Good detail.
Marijka14-Aug-2005 01:12
.. and they make a big deal over the crack in the LIBERTY BELL in philadelphia :)...