Friday, April 23, 2010

Russia: the last few days of our trip

Photo exhibit we stumbled upon in a park along Tverskaya,
just in front of the Pushkin Café.

Landscape seen from the high-speed "Sapsan" train
from Moscow to St. Petersburg. All the little villages on the way looked like they could have been Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof. Not a paved road to be found in the rural areas between the two cities. How do the grocery trucks make it in the winter?

Freedom of expression in a little train station somewhere between Moscow and St. Petersburg. ("Putin is an a__h____.")

Bank Bridge, St. Petersburg, just outside our bed and breakfast. I love it because it reminds of the end of the film White Nights, and because it's just a beautiful little pedestrian bridge.

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Собор Воскресения Христова), or Church [of the Savior] on Spilled Blood (Храм Спаса на Крови) as it is more commonly known, on the Canal Griboedova.

Ballroom at the Hermitage

Stroll along Canal Moyka, St. Petersburg

Canal Moyka, St. Petersburg

The Mariinsky Theatre

1 comment:

Øystein said...

Sounds an looks like a really nice trip. Haven't been to Russia myself, but I want to!