Москва й Саинт Петерсбург
Here is something a little different for our HC audience today - a peek at our recent trip to Russia - because why WOULDN'T you travel to Russia in the Winter? To be fair though, we were there for the first day of Spring. To be unfair, the temperature hung in the 20's for most of our trip. But we walked to keep warm, had some of the best food of our lives, and got to see family - Enjoy!
My sister, Julie, in Red Square.
Not-my-sister in Red Square.
Ballet night at The Kremlin. Swan Lake.
More metro ... Julie on the escalator.
Ismaylovo Market outside Moscow.
Hot eats on a cold day
We had the greatest time photographing the people. I love looking at new places and the faces who live there. We are both introverts, but managed to strike up a few conversations too...
Flower market. Julie had to create table centerpieces for a US Embassy visit from The Secretary. Schamcy stuff.
You are now entering St. Petersburg!
There I am at what may be our favorite St. Pete restaurant - Gosti (meaning "guests")
Scenes from The Hermitage Museum and The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.
Eugene ("Genia"). Artist.
St. Pete streets
Selfies at St Isaac's Cathedral! One of our favorite stops. The catherdral gave us a 360-view of the city.
Housework! You need a pretty long cord to vacuum The Hermitage.