Tag Archives: Russia

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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A Glimpse of St. Petersburg

We had just stopped at a souvenir shop in St. Petersburg. I made my purchase pretty quickly so I could look around the neighborhood. Saw this lovely spot: I don’t know the name of this church, but I really like … Continue reading

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Catherine Palace, Part II

Back to the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg…. One of my favorite rooms was the green dining room done in Jasperware. I can’t even imagine how they did this with the walls. You may have seen Wedgewood Jasperware, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg, Part I

Before I get to the photos of Catherine’s Palace, I wanted to show you what we saw approaching the port: I couldn’t get over how flat the surrounding landscape was. After growing up near mountains and living with them all … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek

A little preview of St. Petersburg. This is the outside of Catherine’s Palace, the first place we visited. Incredible beauty inside and out. More Tuesday! Great weekend, everyone. {carole}

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