Tag Archives: Russia

A Cathedral and a Book Recommendation

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, built between 1712 and 1733 on Zayachy Island along the Neva … Continue reading

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St. Isaac’s from the Bridge

Somehow I overlooked this shot of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg in my original post. I don’t know what the building is next to it, but I think it’s beautiful. There were so many structures like this along the … Continue reading

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The Winter Palace and Hermitage, Part II

OK, back to the Hermitage. I won’t be able to identify everything, but I’ll do my best. This shows you why it would take nine years to see everything in the Hermitage. There are fine paintings, along with beautifully crafted … Continue reading

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The Hermitage and Winter Palace, Part I

Sorry about the delay. I shot a wedding on Friday and that set me back a little bit. I have quite a few photos of the Winter Palace and Hermitage, so will be breaking the post into two parts. The … Continue reading

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A Peek into The Hermitage

I’ve been wanting to do a post on The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg for a while, but life has gotten in the way each time. Happy events, but major distractions. Here is a sneak peek: The place was … Continue reading

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On Deck

I took this shot the morning we docked in St. Petersburg. I liked the way shadows mimicked the stripes in the deck chairs. Those are lifeboats overhead. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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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 … Continue reading

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the things I wanted to photograph most in St. Petersburg. It was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated and was dedicated in his memory. Construction … Continue reading

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Venice of the North

Before I visited St. Petersburg, I had a vague idea of it being near a river, but didn’t know the city had lots of canals. Peter the Great designed the city as another Venice, and St. Petersburg has 342 bridges … Continue reading

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The Wonder of St. Isaac’s

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in St. Petersburg. It is also the fourth largest cathedral in the world, designed to accommodate 14,000 standing worshippers. [Sorry about the reflection–this was the only chance to get a long … Continue reading

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