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Fun Photo Friday — Saint Petersburg Church Favorites


Churches of St. Petersburg

Today’s Fun Photo Friday is a Collection of favorites from the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood:

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St. Petersburg — Church of the Savior on Blood


Church of the Savior on Blood

If you found the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral a fun visit, wait until you see what’s on store today. We’re now at the Church of the Savior on Blood. This shot of the entire church is not mine, but rather belongs to Wikipedia:

Church of the Savior on Blood

Pretty impressive, eh? Wish I’d taken that magnificent shot. Instead, you’ll have to contend with these:

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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 Church 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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