Thursday, July 3, 2014

St Petersburg #2

As I said in my former post St Petersburg is full of palaces, cathedrals and bridges. At least in my eyes. And all so beautiful.

Today I start with my favorite beautiful church “The Church on the spilled blood”, or “Church of the Resurrection.


I Have this photo from my book St Petersburg and its environs as my camera didn’t work well at that moment.”


Photo’s of the central nave and pieces of the interior. The gentleman was Alexander II.

also from the book.





The artwork is unbelievable. All the colors on the photo’s are real.




Monument to Peter the Great on Decembrists Square.



The Winter Palace, home of the Russian Emperors from 1763 to 1917.  Main façade.

The winter palace is one of five buildings that make up the architectural ensemble of the State Hermitage Museum.

See photo down here from my book again.




In the background Palace Square and the general staff building








Each of St Petersburg bridges (and there are many) has its own distinctive structure and appearance. They are humpbacked and elegant, large and small, subtle and imposing.Their decorative wrought iron railings and lamps coupled  with the granite embankments give the face of the city a charming look.





We were allowed to shop in one souvenir  shop and look what I saw in that window. All these different sized Matroesjka’s.  In the end they al go together in that big one.


That’s it for today.

I am linking this post to:

Good Fences:

Skywatch Friday:

Weekend reflections.

and Pink Saturday:

Thank you to the hosts.


TexWisGirl said...

i like the nesting dolls. :)

beautiful palace! that church is incredibly colorful.

thanks for linking, riet!

My name is Riet said...
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"Création" said...

Ohhh lieve Rietje, het is gewoon
overweldigend wat daar allemaal
te zien is. Zo mooi al die kleuren
die ze verwerken in die monumentale
gebouwen, werkelijk een lust voor
het oog!

En wat leuk die matroesjka's, natuurlijk zijn ze mij wel bekend,maar een serie van 18 stuks
heb ik nog nooit gezien, PRACHTIG!

Een heel fijn weekend wil ik je alvast wensen.....

Veel liefs,

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am always amazed at the intricate detail in many buildings like this.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een prachtige foto's geven goed aan wat voor moois je er allemaal kunt verwachten. Nooit geweten dat dit zo de moeite waard is.

Liefs, Ingrid

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, your trip photos are amazing. I love the palace, cathedrals and the monuments.. The nesting dolls are pretty. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful city! So many pretty buildings and great architecture. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the weekend.

June said...

You truly captured the beauty of this amazing place Riet! The photos of the church is so lovely. When you go on vacation and bring these photos to my screen it is such a blessing to me, because I don't think I will ever be able to travel and so I can live through your tours of the places you have gone to. Thank you so much dear Riet for the beautiful card you sent today. I am so blessed to have you in my life.
much love...

Arija said...

All beautiful shote go the Venice of the North. Lovely to see the city so relaxed.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've always loved those nesting dolls, but never saw one with so many. We visited a Russian Village and Russian Orthodox church here in Alaska. Very very simple , especially compared to this ornate beauty. St Petersburg is obviously a wonderfully beautiful big city. I should love to see it!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots! I like the bridges and buildings photos.

Felicia said...

beautiful scenery. the church building is amazing, so beautiful.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

The shots are all so them! And want to visit soon...
-- Srinagar: the city of seven bridges

Jim said...

Beautiful. Amazing architecture.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Margaret Adamson said...

What a colourful place and your shots are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful monuments. The interiors are just amazing.

Lynne said...

More and more and more lovely . . .
Thank you for the journey in photos!

Aritha Vermeulen said...

Prachtig. En wat een leuke baboeskja's


Extraordinary post...the photos are super. And I learned so much by your narration.

Shirley said...

I know I'm supposed to be looking at the skies but this architecture steals the show! Wow!

Fun60 said...

There is so much colour on those buildings. It seems to be quite a unique place to visit.

biebkriebels said...

Dat is altijd zo bijzonder als je een bouwwerk in het echt ziet he. Het heeft echt zulke mooie kleuren. Dat is zo leuk van reizen al die ontdekkingen. Die matroesjka heeft wel heel veel bewoners in haar buik zeg, geweldig.

Anonymous said...

Wat een weelderige architectuur en wat een kleurenpracht. Lijkt me indrukwekkend om daar een tijdje rond te stappen.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Spectacular! I want to go there so badly! Thanks for sharing, Riet!

Karen said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Lovely photos.