Dom Knigi (House of Books), a polished granite building topped by a glass sphere and globe was originally built for the American Singer Company.
The semi-circular Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, modeled on St. Peter's in Rome, built 1801-11.
While there, we watched several couples marry in rapid succession. Most marriages are civil affairs, but some still follow them up with church weddings. Unlike Western weddings, only a few friends and family are present and weddings are scheduled in a rather assembly-line fashion, one after another.