Looking at these onion domes, you will know that I have chosen pictures from Russia for my K, but you might not guess what the word is.
The name of the place has a most unchurchy meaning to most of us. But its long history involves churches and chapels, palaces, grand dukes, tsars, and Napoleonic invasions. The site was in use more than three thousand years ago, and its current name was first used in the fourteenth century.
Although the origin of the name is disputed, its root meaning indicates "a separate place".
It is not all chapel towers and domes. This modern wing is definitely offices and meeting rooms.
And the yellow portion seen on the left is the back of one of its palaces.
This bridge takes you across the Moscow River through the Spasskaya Tower's gate to enter the courtyard.
Here you can catch a glimpse of four of its five chapels from beyond the walls... ...the fortified walls of this historic Moscow landmark.