Friday, August 21, 2009
From Russia With Love: Part Two
Yesterday I shared some pictures of Russia that Gloria Feit shared with me. As a teacher of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, that wonderful novel that takes place in St. Petersburg, I'm always interested in Russian lore and architecture.
Gloria's trip to Russia involved a river cruise, so many of these beautiful buildings are literally in the middle of the water.
The beautiful remains of the church above was found in the middle of a lake enroute from St. Petersburg to Moscow. The area flooded long ago.
St. Basil's Cathedral, Gloria assures me, is "one of the most gorgeous things you can imagine--numerous domes, each one a different size, height, color construction . . . simply magnificent."
This lovely building was one of the sights in the town of Uglich.
Here is the beautiful Neva River, and across its waters is the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
This building is the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, an ancient site in the town of Goritzy.
Thank you so much, Gloria and Ted, for this beautiful tour of Russian architecture!