St. Petersburg — Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral


Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

One day after Vision of the Seas departed Tallinn, Estonia, we made port in St. Petersburg, Russia. This would be a two-day stay, starting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and ending around 6:00 p.m. the following day. During those two days we had quite the tour lined up with a fabulous tour operator — Alla Tours. I cannot say enough about this two-day adventure, which I will share with you over the next several weeks.

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

On Day One we hit many must-see sights, starting with Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and Chursh of the Savior on Blood (Wednesday’s subject). Other destinations included the Peterhof Summer Residence, the upper gardens and fountain park at Peterhof, Catherine the Great’s Palace, a visit to an incredible subway station you simply have to see to believe, the Hermitage Museum, the Fabergé Museum, and a boat tour on the Neva River.

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

But today is dedicated to a church that appears rather nondescript on the outside, but awes with a gilded interior that will leave you stunned. Today we visit the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral:

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Fun Photo Friday — Tallinn Favorites 2


Tallinn Doorway

Today I present one last look of Tallinn with some Fun Photo Friday favorites. Next week we move on to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Iron Hull and Copper Sails

Lamppost

Bricks and Doors

Monking Around

Cauldron

Watch That First Step!

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Baltic Cruise — Tallinn, Estonia Part 4


Tallinn, Estonia

Many of today’s photographs were taken in or near Tallinn’s old Town Square (Raekoja plats), site of the Tallinn Town Hall built in 1404.

Old Town Square, Tallinn

Old Town Square, Tallinn

The tower in the background of the photograph below is part of the Town Hall:

Tallinn, Estonia

The great thing about this area of Tallinn is, of course, the wealth of architectural detail:

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

After this week’s Fun Photo Friday it’s time for us to move on to our next Baltic destination — St. Petersburg, Russia.

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