Sunday, December 27, 2015

St Petersburg, Russia.

This year we went cruising again and visited St Petersburg, Russia, for the second time. I did post about the beautiful churches there  more than once but I still have photo's from one visit last year I never showed before. The Sts Peter and Paul cathedral. Beautiful on the outside but stunning on the inside. I made photo;s but in person it is so much more beautiful. I have never seen so much gold and artwork in a church. See for yourself.
The people on the photo's are all also visitors and tourists.
























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30 comments:

Valerie said...

A beautiful series of photos. The icon is exquisite.

Lynne said...

So beautuful . . .
Thank you!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those churches are certainly elaborate.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The cathedral interior is almost overwhelming. All the gold is amazing.

biebkriebels said...

Dat is een pracht en praal daar binnen, al goud wat er blinkt.

Yvonne said...

Het lijkt me een prachtige stad om te bezoeken Riet. Jullie hebben vast volop genoten van die mooie Cruise!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, gorgeous images of the cathedral. Thanks for sharing your visit. I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

edenhills said...

That is amazing! Hope you have a great New Year!

Donna said...

This has to be one of the most magnificent churches I have ever seen...wow! Wishing you a Happy new year!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Dat ziet er prachtig uit, Riet. Wat zal het indrukwekkend zijn geweest om daar te staan.

Ik hoop dat je fijne kerstdagen hebt gehad en ik wens je alle goeds voor het nieuwe jaar.

Liefs, Ingrid

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

Oh my, yes, it is glorious!

Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday and a Happy New Year!

Fun60 said...

What a stunning place.

colleen said...

I'm very moved by all the elegant gold!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, gorgeous captures they are indeed, Riet!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! Wishing you a beautiful and very Happy New Year!!

"Création" said...

ADEMBENEMEND mooi lieve Rietje,
sowieso aan de buitenkant maar...............
wat een PRACHT & PRAAL als je alles aan de
binnenkant kan bekijken.

Heel indrukwekkend allemaal om te zien lijkt me.
Het lijkt me ook geweldig als het orgel speelt,
de akoestiek in een kerken is altijd prachtig.

Geniet van een knallende jaarwisseling lieverd....

veel liefs,
Josephine
xxx

Gerald (SK14) said...

The golden opulence of the churches there seem in stark contrast to the rundown streets and the rolling railyards between the city and the port.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Simply gorgeous Riet, thanks for participating in Mosaic Monday throughout the year.

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely divine and elegant shots! Wow! What a beautiful trip.

Wishing you a Happy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I can't believe how ornate everything is. Amazing!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How thrilling it must have been to visit this very historic city, Riet!

Happy and healthy New Year!

Arija said...

Wonderful pictures of the splendour of Russian church architectural embellishments. Good to see pride taken again in the houses of God since religion was no longer banned and they could bring in tourist dollars.
A very Happy New Year to you and your family!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Russian sculpture something special.Great pics indeed.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing Riet! The gold ... Incredible and that beautiful icon of the Virgin Mary .... I had no idea you would find these beautiful cathedrals and churches in Russia ( until I saw your earlier post ) ... Still in utter awe! Thank you for sharing and Happy New YeAr!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Stunning work! You captured it all beautifully. Happy New Year!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Pink Veen said...

Dank je Riet! Dit is zo ongelooflijk mooi en je kunt je het haast niet voorstellen. Prachtig!
Lieve groet van Pink.

Jedidja said...

O, wat mooi. Die derde foto. Zoiets is echt genieten hè? Mijn man en ik zijn vorige week naar 't Loo geweest. Dat vind ik al zo indrukwekkend. Maar als ik dan jou foto's zie ... dat is 't Loo in het groot. Of zo.

Ik wens je een heel goed 2016

TheChieftess said...

I've been in that church as well! It is quite beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Happy New Year Riet!
A lovely collection of photos from Peter and Paul in St Petersburg.
The grandeur is quite overwhelming!
Russia is on my list... maybe one day!
Shane x

Julia said...


Tot ha tornat a la "normalitat" enrera han quedat els dies de celebracions que estan ja gravats en els nostres pensaments i que recordarem amb afecte cada vegada que pensem en ells i en tots els esdeveniments viscuts en aquests dies.
"La vida és allò que et va succeint mentre t'entestes a fer altres plans." John Lennon.
Feliç setmana. Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

June said...

What gorgeous photo sof your trip dear Riet!!! And what beauty is to be found there! It was so wonderful for me to see the some of the beauty there in St Petersburg. You are so well traveled and I am not, but I love that you call me friend. This friendship has meant so much to me over these past years and I am so grateful.
much love...