Monday, August 15, 2011

Peterhof in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Peterhof summer estate of Peter the Great is magnificent and designed after Versailles in Paris.
It is dripping in gold, covered with fountains, and so very green.
It's a definite must see when in St. Petersburg.
our new bebe.  bear runs on my side of the family ... a dominant trait i guess.  

My in-laws (:  

Big smiles for a great day!
xox

PS:
I've been spreading my wings all over this blogosphere as of late.
today i'm talking about our engagement here.
last week I was sharing my favorite things here & my travel tips!
all on my fave blogs (:

41 comments:

  1. I've never wanted to travel to Russia until I've seen your pictures, now I'm dying to go, it looks so pretty!

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  2. These pictures are stunning! My hubby went on a two year mission to St. Petersburg, Russia. It's an amazing place!

    amy day to day

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  3. these are gorgeous! I agree with Katie: now I have to go to Russia!

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  4. wait a minute. is that bear picture even real!? where did you find that??!!??

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  5. Wooooooow that place is gorgeous!! And congrats on the furry bebe! hehe

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  6. Just read your post about your engagement! Love it :) Happy Monday!

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  7. that bear - I want to snuggle him right.now! so FUN!

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  8. omg-that baby bear is presh!! Love that it's pawing at your husband lol.

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  9. That bear is adorbz!
    and I love that first photo. So beautiful!!

    www.jessicakutok.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh goodness! That is beautiful there! And you two fit right in that beautiful scene! I need to go there!

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  11. You take the most amazing photographs. I love the one with the balloons!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  12. Your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful place, love the pic with the balloons and the bear =)

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  13. even without the in-law caption, i'd know that guy was related to jb.

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  14. Wow I am LOVING all the gold. So beautiful. And that bear... I don't know if I want to be scared, or cuddle with it!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  15. OMG i want a bebeee bear!! haha too cute! looks like you guys are having a blast!

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  16. oh my- the bear, the all white bike, your smiles- what a beautiful and happy post! Is it possible for you to NOT be happy and delightful? I think not :)

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  17. Your pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL! I honestly had to look at the first picture to several times. It looked almost too good to be true.

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  18. such beautiful photos, all of them! but i just can't get past the baby bear. i want to squeeeeze him!

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  19. omg i'm dying over the architecture!! so beautiful. i def thought that bear was fake at first..so cute!
    xo

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  20. i know you just recently had him but you please get knocked up again and have one for me? i need to have a baby bear too! :)

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  21. This post could hold two of the best photos I have ever seen: You guys nursing a baby bear, and the BEST in-law picture ever!

    Great photos! Your blog always makes me smile!

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  22. OMG! Besides that these pics are great, WAS THAT A REAL BEAR???

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  23. w-o-w
    amazing place!! and those hats are hilarious!! :)

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  24. wow, what a beautiful place! i've been to versailles and can definitely see the resemblance. Great pictures!

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  25. i can't believe you're holding a bear. you're officially my hero!

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  26. Cuteness overload...love it! How adorable is that little bear too! Off to check out your other features online now!

    Liesl :)

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  27. What beautiful photos! And I absolutely LOVE your scarf! xoxo

    Laura @ alittlebitoflacquer.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh Sarah, you make Russia look like a dream! Love the textures and contrast of the palace (?) and tree in front! just gorgeous. And you and JB are just darling in front of the fountain.

    Thanks again for guest posting for me today! You're the best!!

    xoxo

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  29. Wow. Gorgeous photos as usual. I never knew Russia had so much gold. And that bear!?

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  30. Sarah, thanks for sharing pics of Russia! It made me feel like I have seen it now:) Such a beautiful place!
    You two are just so cute btw. You can tell you have lots of fun together!

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  31. I can see you in that gorgeous turquoise building! It looks like you guys are having a blast with the in-laws!

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  32. I vote for the bear picture going out as a Christmas card.

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  33. That bear is so cute but it kinda looks like it's about to claw JB's face off!! eeek!! Still want to squeeze it though...

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  34. Such a beautiful place. I hope I get to visit one day!

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  35. Is that a real bear Sarah?! It looks like it is! HOW CUTE!!!!!! AWWWWWWW! I want one! lol

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  36. Looks like y'all had an amazing time! :-)

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  37. sentence twins.

    and omg i just died at the pic of the baby bear. in a "i want to shove JB aside and hold the baby bear right now"

    sorry JB.

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  38. Fairy Tales ARE True!!!! Sigh... this looks wonderful :)

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  39. I saw the bear and squeeled! Is it at a sanctuary or something? So cute! x

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  40. Sarah! What a beautiful portrayal of Russia! When I was a girl we lived there for 3 years! Some of the best memories of my young life! You are stunning as is your photography and heart! Will be keeping tabs on this blog FOR SURE!! Love all your travels! xo

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