Adventures in St. Petersburg - Installment 2: The Tsar is Giving a Ball!
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Adventures in St. Petersburg - Installment 3: Just Between Us Angels

Pssssst. . .

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Wanna hear a secret?

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The churches here in St. Petersburg are amazing!

Really and truly amazing.  And maybe even a little . . . over the top!

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Sometimes, it's hard to decide whether they're more impressive from the outside. . .

or the inside.

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And, yeah.  People get real excited about the whole "spilled blood" thing. . . but take our own digs here. . . at St. Isaac's Cathedral . . .

The biggest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city!  Why . . . just look at that dome!

And inside?

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Why. . . there's no denying it's BEA. . .

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YOO . . .

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TIFUL!

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You know the icons?  Yeah. . . those big guys . . . hanging on the wall?

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I hear some people think they're paintings!  You and I know, though. . . that they're all mosaics!  Millions and millions of tiny little tiles.   Just like this guy . . .

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From the floor. . .

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to the ceiling. . .

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We are FABULOUS!

 

 

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margene

The word "stunning" is not strong enough to evoke the wonder the cathedral, the mosaics, the roof, and shear size of it all!

Patty

Unbelievable! You're making me want to go now! :-)

Carole

That architecture is really stunning. Oh geez, I just read Margene's comment and she said the same thing. Great minds!

Cookie

Oh, honey, there's no over the top when you're talking Russian Orthodox. *L*

Marilyn

Wow. Jaw-dropping. And I can hardly imagine how long it must have taken to build them.

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