01 August 2006

5000 words

I know I promised an amzing post once I got the stripes figured out. But, this will be even better. I'm hoping these pictures of St. Petersburg from last winter will tide you over until the next post.



Here's The Church on Spilled Blood. Isn't this what Russia is supposed to look like?




Looking through a bridge at the Moika canal. The smaller canal you can see leads to the Neva.




This is looking across Palace Square at St. Isaac's Cathedral at sunset in December. I was on my way to church for a 4:00 service, so this is probably around 3:40 in the afternoon. St. Isaac's was the only building left un-camouflaged during the seige of Leningrad during WWII. The Russians rightly surmised that the Germans would need it to navigate by and would not destroy it.




Here is The Hermitage--or part of it, anyway.



This is my favourite bridge, Troitsky Most. I took this picture just before they turned the lights off. I love this one. It's one of my favourites.

These photos (taken by yours truly) are framed and hanging on my living room wall along with another of Trotsky Most.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Jennifer Stuart said...

the stripes are nice - they remind me of my shower curtain. but the pictures didn't come through. they sounds nice though.

kate said...

J, I hope you like your shower curtain so that you'll feel at home here and come back often. (I've got a striped one from IKEA that, along with a white dresser and bath mat, attempts to distract the eye from the pumpkin-coloured tile that is everywhere in my bathroom!) I think I was uploading while you were reading...I changed it from a slide show to just plain pix.

kxo

Kerry said...

Like the stripes, LOVED the pictures. Makes me want to come visit...

Julie H. said...

Love the Stripes. It is so Kate.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! The pictures. The stripes look great too.

Betsy said...

Wow! In addition to everything else, you're a great photographer!

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Jen (http://threesons.clubmom.com) just got back from Moscow after meeting her daughter and posted some gorgeous photos. She had a close up of a gate that I just loved and is bound for framing in my house somewhere. I'd like to do the same with your photo of the bridge. Do you mind?

kate said...

Margaret, you are most welcome! This is a scan of a print so if it's too bespeckled, let me know.

votemom said...

great photos kate!

The McCollum Adoption said...

Love the pictures bring back wonderfull memories of when we were there to see and pick up Emery


Kimberley