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Churches of St. Petersburg

Over our two days in St. Petersburg we visited several important and stunning cathedrals and churches. We visited 3 smaller churches and the larger than life, Kazan Cathedral, Church of Spilled Blood and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Below are some of my favorite pictures.  

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Egg-tastic!

Our second major stop on the first day of St. Petersburg was at the Faberge Museum.   The House of Faberge was founded in 1842 and created a wide range of precious objects for the Russian Royal family, including the 9 eggs on display in the museum. The building itself was stunning and also included several impressionist painting by French …

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Hermitage – Impressionist Art

The St. Petersburg Hermitage recently moved their large French Impressionist Collection into the newly repurposed and renovated General Headquarters across the square from the Winter Palace/ main Hermitage building. J & K were so excited to see the collection on our first day in St. Petersburg and they were not disappointed. Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Siscly, Cezanne, Renior, all …

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St. Petersburg

On Wednesday and Thursday we were in St. Petersburg with our guide Mila. With a guide we were able bypass the visa requirements while not getting locked into the cruise ship tours. I have been putting off writing these posts because it is hard to know where to start. So many experiences, overwhelming sites and certainly the highlight of our …