White Nights and a Performance in St. Petersburg

We made a reservation to attend a Folkloric Spectacle in St. Petersburg because the reviews were really good. The performance was kind of so-so, but the theater was something else:


There’s that beautiful color again with the white trim. I knew we couldn’t take photos of the performance, so I had only my iPhone. I’m happy the colors are true to life.




And this is one of their lesser theaters!


I managed to take this shot when the performance was ending. No flash, so the quality is poor, but you get the idea. Lots of singing and dancing.

What’s really cool is that we came outside afterwards and saw this across the street:


This was taken at exactly 10:07 p.m. and that is sunlight in the upper corner. These are the White Nights Russia is famous for. So strange and wonderful to be in sunlight that late at night. Sunset was at 11:15. Loved that.

Great weekend, everyone! My office is getting painted tomorrow and the blog design is coming along, slowly but surely.


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16 Responses to White Nights and a Performance in St. Petersburg

  1. so beautiful your images. St. Petersburg has been on my list to travel to.

    • I just commented on your blog! Munich is one of my favorite cities and I wish I could have spent more time there.
      I think you would like St. Petersburg a lot. The architecture is amazing.

  2. asthaguptaa says:

    I’m loving the photography here! πŸ™‚

  3. Pilgrim says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

  4. susan says:

    The colors are spectacular – and to think this is one of the ‘lesser’ theaters ?!?!? Amazing !

  5. Ms. Spock says:

    The colors, the lines, . . . WOW!

  6. Several years ago I was in Iceland near the Arctic Circle on the summer solstice and got to appreciate the midnight sun. That day the sun never set. It went down to the horizon and then came back up again. How amazing. And the light feels so clean and pure, just like in your photos.

    • Amazing, Jackie. I hope to visit upper Norway one day so I can see the same thing.
      We were surprised at how long it took the sun to set too. Out here in California, once the sun starts setting, it goes fairly quickly. In Russia, we watched for over two hours and finally gave up. πŸ™‚

  7. Caroline says:

    I’ve never seen White Nights. I gues if you don’t live there it has something special but living there – well the winter darkness would be just too hard to bear.
    These colors. Gorgeous. To think this is a lesser theater!

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