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!
more soon!

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  • Reply Taylor

    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!

    August 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Anna

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

    August 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply American in Norway

    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… 🙂

    August 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Shalyn

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

    August 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    oh my goodness.
    your amazing photography skills
    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Shannon

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

    August 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Lovely!! Excited for more.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Mary

    Sooooo gorgeous. As usual.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    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

    August 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    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 🙂

    August 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

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

    August 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply ANNIE

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


    August 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Rebecca - A Daily Something

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

    August 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions

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


    Fashion Fractions

    August 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    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

    August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    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!

    August 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking

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

    August 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    That church is stunning and so are you my dear!

    August 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Sam {}

    the pictures are fab!! love your presh outfit 🙂

    Sam @ fitness food & faith (giveaway today!)

    August 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Ana Magdalena

    what a beautiful cathedral

    August 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Bay Park Dream

    Psh so many beautiful buildings there.
    And your outfits.. love love them. 🙂


    August 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    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?

    August 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Sara B

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

    August 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Brunch at Saks

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

    August 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Brenna

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

    August 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Brunette & Blessed

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

    August 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Justina F. Lee

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

    August 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    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! 😉

    August 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply jess

    It looks so pretty.

    August 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Natalie

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

    August 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    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!


    August 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon {Hey Gorg}

    I would like your life please. Thank you.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Erika Lee Sears

    how amazing is that architecture 🙂 gorgeous photos.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Laura Nelson

    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 🙂

    August 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    everything is so ornate and detailed! great shots!!

    August 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

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

    August 11, 2011 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Tiffany

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


    August 11, 2011 at 1:42 am
  • Reply

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous church!

    August 11, 2011 at 3:53 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

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

    August 11, 2011 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Sarah Christine

    I am so envious of your travels!!! Thanks for keeping up on your posting though! 🙂

    August 11, 2011 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Cyn

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

    August 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    your dreamy travel photos always make me feel so joyful!! ahhh! so good 🙂

    August 12, 2011 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Life Abroad

    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!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:08 am
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

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

    August 15, 2011 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

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

    August 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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