St. Petersburg Day 2: The Hermitage, Church on the Spilled Blood & St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Petersburg Day 2: The Hermitage, Church on the Spilled Blood & St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Russia | 2 Comments

It would probably take a decade to see every work of art in St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. The collection is enormous – over three million items from throughout the world – and spans history from Ancient Egypt through the early 20th century. But it’s not just what’s inside the Hermitage that is so intriguing. The […]

St. Petersburg Day 1: Pastel Palaces, Fabulous Fountains & The River Neva

St. Petersburg Day 1: Pastel Palaces, Fabulous Fountains & The River Neva

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Russia | 2 Comments

It was the colors of St. Petersburg that surprised me the most. Palaces painted in beautiful shades of apricot, mint green and azure blue. Roofs the color of celadon. Cathedral domes bejeweled in sapphire and emerald. It was a pastel world designed to bring brightness to a land of long winters, and it was a […]

From Russia With Love: The Fast Train to Moscow

From Russia With Love: The Fast Train to Moscow

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Russia | 4 Comments

“Everything had changed suddenly-the tone, the moral climate; you didn’t know what to think, whom to listen to. As if all your life you had been led by the hand like a small child and suddenly you were on your own, you had to learn to walk by yourself.”  ~Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago All of […]