19 March 2008

still


I took this photo while walking home the other day when the Neva was eerily still. It was very close for about a day and a half. Nothing moved. The air was still, the water was still. The city felt wrapped up and waiting.

This is the angel atop Peter and Paul Fortress. My class thinks this was named for a person named Peter Paul. Education is not always enough to combat the conviction and common sense of a seven-year-old.

8 comments:

:: Suzanne :: said...

Beautiful
Thank you for sharing.

MMrussianadoption said...

how is it going with the agency?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I blew it up big, but see no sunbathers out there along the wall!!
Esther.

Jim said...

Kate - stunning photo. Doesn't the river normally rise this time of year? Or is it too early for the spring flooding?

Suz said...

Very pretty, Kate. I'm just now reading blogs after a long while and just read your post about switching agencies and regions.

I'm happy for you and this new beginning, I pray things sail smoothly and quickly for you!

Allison B said...

Nice picture!

BTW, I noticed on the March page of my Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta calendar, one of the hot air balloons featured is an elephant balloon! That's THREE elephants in unexpected places this month. Surely that's a good sign, yes?

Jenni said...

Beautiful shot!

MoscowMom said...

What a beautiful picture! I really enjoyed it.