Wednesday, August 10, 2011

St. Petersburg, Russia: Day 1


We met JB's lovely parents/best in laws ever in St. Petersburg, so we did things a little differently than normal.
i.e. ate, saw, and heard things we don't normally due to a limited budget ( ; 
We had a guide take us everywhere, who also happened to be a walking Russian encyclopedia.  
When we wanted to know about the most obscure things, she'd have an answer.
it was impressive!
So here's our first day in photos ...
Starting with the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood!
which has got to be one of my all time favorite churches ever.
The entire inside is made of mosaics.  it's all so stunning that it really stops you in your tracks.



Then we headed over to Saint Isaac's, which has the third largest dome in the world.
the interior isn't so bad either (:
a modified version of Thee pose.



i became a little obsessed with the slavic writing and the old cars.  the combination of the two- LOVE.
the deepest subway station in the world.  Also happens to be a giant UFO!
xoxox
more soon!

46 comments:

  1. again, i am in LOVE with your cigarette pants, i might have to buy my own but i would look goofy in them next to you since im only 5'3"!!! anyway. LOVE your russia photos and cant wait to see more. so glad you got to spend time with the in laws! wee!

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  2. Beautiful photos! My dad's been to Russia but I haven't. I definitely want to visit!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL photos!... St. Petersburg is one of the most amazing cities I have ever been too... too bad my pictures didn't turn out half as good as yours... :-)

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  4. Gorgeous photos girl! How cool is it that you have been to Russia!? It's beautiful!

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  5. oh my goodness.
    you
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    your amazing photography skills
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    your fabulous vacations
    = _______(I am not sure how to fill in the blank)

    incredible works of art / a super girl crush / slight envy over your puddle hoping life / insightful travel journal

    seriously, you should write a book about the top things to photograph while backpacking through Europe.

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  6. *puddle hopping. if you write the book, I clearly won't be your editor!

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  7. these photos are gorgeous. my mom has always been fascinated by russian history, i hope she is able to travel there someday! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  8. the churches in russia are really breathtaking! the ones in moscow look the same, covered from floor to ceiling with painting and mosaics!! so pretty! looking forward to see more of your pics, lovely as always :)

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  9. those churches are incredible!! i think the first one is my favorite!

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  10. I feel like I've fallen into a dream :)
    these are great shots, and I like your travel outfits a lot too!

    annie
    WEMAKEPLANS

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  11. Your outfit is fantastic!!! And the colors on that church....WOW! So glamorous...

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  12. OMG, such a cool photos! I've always wanted to visit St. Petersburg! Glad to see you are having so much fun :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  13. Gahhhh! Suh amazing photos! (as usual!) I'd looove to go to Russia some day! Sounds like a pretty darn good time with the in-laws

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  14. Oh my goodness! Do you feel like you live in some kind of dream land? Because reading it I feel like I live in a dream land. . . . Boy I wish I were there!

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  15. You are such a fabulous photographer! I love all of the beautiful architecture, each building is like a piece of art!!

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  16. That church is stunning and so are you my dear!

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  17. Psh so many beautiful buildings there.
    And your outfits.. love love them. :)

    ~Tammy
    www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

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  18. SO, incredibly gorgeous. Definitely a place I want to see. Question-when you are out and about, especially travelling, what camera[s] do you carry with you? DSLR and point and shoot?

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  19. Awesome pictures, as usual. Love that old car! And the church is gorgeous :)

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  20. I love the buildings! You are so gorgeous love! xx

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  21. amazeballs!!! i want to go to russia ! did you see katherina's post about russia??

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  22. your pictures always look so amazing. Do you two love to travel or have jobs that make you move around? anyway it looks wonderful

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  23. Beautiful photos, looks like you're having a ball of a time!

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  24. I had a guide when I went to Venice years ago.. and it was the greatest/most hilarious experience I'd had traveling. She said the funniest things...

    I hope you know I use you as my own travel guide. I keep notes on what you love in places so that when I visit, I already have recommendations from a friend! ;)

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  25. I went to St. Petersburg in high school. Easily one of the most unique and beautiful cities! Your photos of it are so striking!

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  26. Wow.... that is all I can say about these pictures, you go to the most beautiful places and do a wonderful job capturing all of the beautiful sights you see. ANd you and the hubby look so cute together!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    www.itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com

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  27. I would like your life please. Thank you.

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  28. how amazing is that architecture :) gorgeous photos.

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  29. That church is gorgeous! Russia looks so beautiful with all that architecture and the murals, wow! Your hubbies smile it cute too! I love how happy you two look together :)

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  30. everything is so ornate and detailed! great shots!!

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  31. So enjoying your Russia pictures, Sarah!! Dreamy. Just dreamy. :) Wish we had stuff like that in the U.S.!!

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  32. Wow, Sarah! These are amazing! That church is completely stunning!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  33. The car does look pretty cool with the writing on it.... alternate universe of sorts.
    And that church truly is stunning x

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  34. I am so envious of your travels!!! Thanks for keeping up on your posting though! :)

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  35. OMG I love, love, love your pictures!! The church is amazing!

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  36. your dreamy travel photos always make me feel so joyful!! ahhh! so good :)

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  37. it looks so amazing and rich in history! isn't it great traveling with other people so that you and JB can get photographs as a couple? love when that happens!

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  38. ah! love these! what a gorgeous trip. :) well played on the outfits, my dear. :)

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  39. Wow! Wow! Wow! The church is BEAUTIFUL! Breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us all Sarah!

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