Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Hermitage, a boat ride, and red caviar.

The second day in St. Petersburg was spent in the Hermitage, on a private boat tour, and at a traditional georgian restaurant.  JB and I were both sleepy since the night before we were attacked my mosquitos.  St. Petersburg is built on a swamp, so it is rather buggy especially in the summer time.  Around 3 AM I woke up from my fitful sleep to see JB jumping in his undies on the bed trying to get the mosquitos.  I am laughing now
 Then, I was just wimpering and begging for sleep ... which came in the form of a new bug-free room, and a nap that afternoon.

Anyway, The hermitage is absolutely and utterly ridiculously rich in art.  
Raphael, Da Vinci's, Van Gogh, Reubens ... anything, they've got it.  
It was fun seeing so many works I've only read about.
Russia is so very wealthy in art, it's mind boggling.
oh and gold.  everything is covered in gold.
i like gold. a lot a lot.
later that afternoon we took a private boat tour.
i loved seeing St. Pete from the waterways and learning their history.
red caviar, anyone?

xoxox

34 comments:

  1. so cool! the gold is amazing! as well as all the art they have there! :) such a pretty place!

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  2. Once again these pictures are amazing!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    www.itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com

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  3. like the city was dipped in gold. gorgeous.

    xoxo - n

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  4. I really love your blog - and those pics of the Hermitage are just absolutely amazing!

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  5. wow how gorgeous are those pics. i adore chandlers! You should check out my giveaway I'm having on my blog to win a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow compact :)

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  6. The intricate detail in those first few pictures would have me staring for hours, beautiful place!

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  7. Wow!!! That is one gorgeous building! and city! (which I did not realize was built on a swamp...how inconvenient , haha still though, awesome mosquito story)

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  8. PS check out what is now on my right side bar, might look familiar.
    Whoot whoot! haha. Hope ya like ;o)

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  9. What a breathtaking city! You two seriously couldn't be more adorable ;).

    kisses,

    Mariel

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  10. wow! how exquisite!!! love the blue boaty boat! xoxoxo

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  11. that jb story is a classic. a classic, i say!

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  12. OH MY GOSH.
    Sarah, I love your outfit.

    And how beautiful is all that gold??

    I would love to go there.

    www.jessicakutok.blogspot.com

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  13. simply gorgeous shots! russia is on my list of places to see. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Again, dreamy pictures! I need to get saving.

    And caviar? Fancy!

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  15. Beautiful photos! You guys look like you had the most amazing time!

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  16. haha i am giggling about jb. i adore him. and you. you know, even if i havent met yall.

    you look gorgeous as usual, what an amazing trip! your blog seriously is a little fairy tale dream heaven gem that i love. and i do hope i can devise a secret super awesome baseball future for austin somewhere like THAT. hehe... actually more like mwahaha.


    oh oh, while i am looking at alabama's football sched. they play ole miss on 10/15/11 in oxford. will you be back? i juuust might have to come tailgate and blate!

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  17. I am a fan of the Hermitage [though I have never been there]. Lots of art and gold? Yes please!

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  18. Wow so gorgeous, your making me wan tto go! The pictures of you and your man are too cute ;) xo

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  19. ah, MOSQUITOS. they are the worst. glad they didn't ruin your vacation entirely!! love your outfits per usual. :)

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  20. You and your husband are just too adorable and I absolutely love your outfit!

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  21. So sweet to let us travel with you! Stunning apart from The Mosquitos - and your pictures are as always awesome.

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  22. So gorgeous I cannot process it. Seriously. And I suggest rubbing salt, or bar soap, or tape on the mosquito bites!

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  23. um. i think my heart just cried a little seeing these pictures. it's like all the pretty in the world congregated in one space.

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  24. The architecture is absolutely incredible!! I love all of your pictures!!

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  25. awesome, as always. and it's probably wrong. ok it is wrong to think this, but i was hoping pregnancy woulod somehow do something to my eyes so i would need a pair of warby parkers. thus far, nada. they remain 20/20.

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  26. i will somehow recreate this look at some point this fall--so lovely.

    these photos are insane. someday i'm gonna grow up to be like you and travel the world.

    ps: let's go to alice's restaurant together shall we? when i find myself a husband we'll all go together. a couples date. xo.

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  27. what a place.....wow. um...let me just tell you i really want that striped shirt & brown skirt outfit. favorite. right there.

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  28. Seeing your photos of St.Petersburg brings back memories of when I studied abroad back in 2001. I spent a week there. I had some crazy taxi rides. have you experienced any of those yet? Russia was very eye opening for me.
    I love reading about all of your travels and how each city def leaves an imprint on a persons heart.

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  29. is that a matisse painting? we have a similar one in philadelphia :)

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  30. you look so chic in your lil skirt

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous, wow!

    I'm having a huge mosquito problem here in Switzerland, too. :(

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  32. So I'm going through getting caught up on posts that I've missed over the last couple of weeks and I'm seriously blown away by each post of yours that I click on! The pictures are AMAZING! So incredibly beautiful!

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