Set sail for St. Petersburg
Making use of my time
Cos in three days I'll be out of here
And it's not a day too soon (X)
Finally Flickr agreed to cooperate and I could upload a very small portion of the photos I took, so I can post them. -better later then never I guess-
St Petersburg was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The sheltering feeling of something greater than you and being a part of something solid surrounds you. The buildings, the streets, the statues and even the sky is big and open. Russian sky cannot be the same sky I always see upon me.
The sky was higher and I felt small and it was beautiful.
It was different in everyway; much different than seeing a city that has been the food of media (such as Paris or New York). I didn't know what to expect, I didn't have stereotype images in my head about Russia so meeting something new and beautiful was refreshing. Moscow had its own kind of beauty but St Petersburg was a work of art and it was lovely without being pretentious, it was welcoming and comforting. I'll miss the palaces, I'll miss the streets, I'll miss the canals and late sunsets. Despite the lack of English or Russians' displeasure of having tourists in their lovely city.
Thepe photos are such a small part of the ones I have but if I decided to post all of them, I would have to change the name of the blog to Russian Tea and as lovely as it sounds, I'll postpone it. (Russian Earl Grey is my new lover and I'm cheating on the classic Earl Grey without a shame.)
The majority of the photos are from The Hermitage (Winter Palace, or a small piece of heaven as I call it). I've admired the Winter Palace for longer than I can tell so being in the palace felt unreal. I want to go back to The Hermitage and spend days and days wandering inside the palace.