Uglich has discovered the joys of tourist spending.  From the boat to a restored church replete with icons (what else?) there is a gauntlet of card-table kiosks selling all sorts of touristy stuff.  Supposedly Uglich was the location of a prominent Russian watch factory.  So, there were lots of watches on offer, though no assurances were offered that they were locally made.

Uglich first showed up in Russian history around 937.    Its real claim to fame is the death of Prince Dimitry, who was the son of Ivan the Terrible.  Uglich suffered a notorious uprising in 1591 after the 12-year-old Prince was allegedly assassinated by Boris Godunov's guard in this town. After Boris Godunov defeated the civil uprising of the townspeople, 180 people were executed and hundreds more were exiled to Siberia.  The place where the prince was killed is now the church with the blue domes. 

I think this was a civic building.  Nicely restored.  I appreciate the restrained architecture, and the resistance to the temptation to pile all sorts of ornamentation on the facade, like what I saw in Moscow.
Cottage with flowers.
The Uglich church, restored in delightfully bright colors.  The red is supposed to represent the blood of Prince Dmitry.
I had to oversaturate and push the contrast a little to hide the fogging.
Clock Tower
Beautiful carved door.  I continued to be impressed with the quality of the woodworking in Russia.  Of course, the guide took us right past the door to look at some icon that was in a primitive style.  Not meant to be primitive, but that's how it came out.
This masterpiece of ceramics was stuck in a corner of one of the room.  I asked the guide about it,  " Oh yes, that's a Russian stove."  She then continued about the Icons.
Beautiful detail work on the stove.
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