Sunday, October 11, 2015

St Petersburg, Russia.

And then we visited beautiful St Petersburg. We were here last year as well but there is so much to see that we made another bus and boat trip through the city. My legs and feet are not what they used to be some years ago  so sadly enough no  long walking excursions for me. But this was fine too.
 I start with just a few snaps here and there. St Petersburg was crowded as you can see.

             Please click on photo's to enlarge them.









Numerous bridges over the river Teva that goes through and round te city.










Yes, the Swedish shop, here too.




There was a lot of rebuilding work I suppose but is was all neatly covered by these large painted cloths.


Here two photo's of little parts of the beautiful Church of the spilled Blood ( Church of the Resurrection). Stunning art and handwork. I will post a picture of the whole church next time together with a few more churches.





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26 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Some magnificent buildings. St Petersburg is one city I would so love to see.

Pink Veen said...

Wat een prachtige stad en zo bijzonder dat je er al 2 x bent geweest! Kan ik me voorstellen; volgens mij raak je er niet uitgekeken. Mooie foto's Riet!
Lieve groet van Pink

biebkriebels said...

Prachtige foto's Riet. Die kerk is zo mooi. Fijn dat je op deze manier toch nog wat van de wereld kan zien.

Yvonne said...

Wat een schitterende foto's en wat heerlijk dat het ook zo zonnig was. Dat doet de foto's ook goed!

Lynne said...

Exceptional archectiture and views . . .
Enjoyed Riet . . .

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

What a good adventure you had! Thanks for sharing. I love that blue bridge. Isn’t it fun finding blues to share?

Happy Blue Monday!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Het lijkt mij een prachtige stad Riet, absoluut de moeite waard om nog eens te bezoeken. Gelukkig dat je toch hebt genoten, al was je niet goed ter been.

Een fijne week! Liefs, Ingrid

LV said...

What an enjoyable trip through your lens.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The architecture is so much more elaborate there,than what we see in North America.

Jeannie Marie said...

I love the bright blue rail, and the ornate churches! I would love to visit, thank you for your photos, a window for me.

Lucinda Goce Bristol Tamhane Sahakian said...

it is good to look at distant places.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, beautiful collection of images from your trip! The church is just gorgeous! Have a happy new week!

Sylvia K said...

Superb, awesome captures, Riet!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I would love to visit there!! Your photos are the next best things!! Have a great week!!

"Création" said...

Hi lieverd, wat een prachtige stad is dit, echt een stad
waar je vaker na terug zal gaan om alles te kunnen bekijken.
Zeer Kleurrijke bruggen en en ook zoveel kleur in de
daken van de gigantische gebouwen, MOOI.

Fantastisch ook de foto van die enorme kerk, wat
een prachtig beeldhouwerken.
En alles zo bekijken vanuit een bus of boottocht lijkt
me eigenlijk heel speciaal. Vanaf het water bekeken
geeft het vaak iets extra's.

Heerlijk om je prachtige foto's te bekijken, en wat hebben
jullie samen al VEEL mooie reizen gemaakt.

Wens je een fijne week toe,

Veel liefs,
Josephine
xxx

Fun60 said...

It looks a wonderful city, full of history and unusual colourful churches.

Photo Cache said...

Incredible architecture. This is in my bucket list.

Worth a Thousand Words

genie said...

I can't even imagine seeing such beautiful buildings as these. Your visit must have been out of this world. Like the red and blue bridges, too.

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous shots!

Klara said...

St. Petersburg is surely a beautiful town, and exploring it on a nice, sunny day must have been a feast. lovely photos prove it.

Kalantikan said...

What a beautiful architecture. I am so envious that i will not be able to see it in this lifetime.

Indrani said...

Amazing architectural details!
Great shots.
Thank you for showing.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

One of the most wonderful cities I have ever visited. The first time I went it was still called Leningrad and had a very different atmosphere.

Pamela Gordon said...

It is such a beautiful city! There certainly are lots of people around. A bus and boat tour sounds so nice to enjoy it all. The church is stunning and I'll look forward to more photos of it. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have seen such wonderful places -- and what a beautiful city this one is! The IKEA truck made me smile!

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos,Riet!Enjoy your travel!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! I've been to St. Petersburg, but it was in the age before digital cameras. :-)