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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday, St. Petersburg

Yellow is a popular color for buildings in Russia, and I'll be posting about one of the most famous yellow buildings later this week, but for now here are some shots around and about in St. Petersburg, all containing yellow of some sort. We took these while on shore tours in St. Petersburg during our August holiday with Viking River Cruises.




I love the way the light came out of the dark sky and highlighted the yellow buildings.



© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear


Posted for Mellow Yellow Monday
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23 comments:

Dianne said...

Hi Kay - lovely pics in and around St Petersburg - I had imagined it would have been very sombre but it's quite the opposite.
Happy week!

Ms. Burrito said...

I love the fountain.

Yellow is happiness

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful place to travel! I love your yellow shots. My sister owns a Subway and we sure do love those stores : ) Great captures of yellow.

Lesley said...

That third photo is a prime reason grey should never be used for buildings!

Fran said...

St Petersburg is somewhere that I have always wanted to visit, it looks so beautiful. At our bbq yesterday was a very good friend of ours, strangely enough from St. Petersburg x

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful scenes Kay, you found some great yellows on your tour. I like the one by the lake too, it is lovely the way the light lit up the yellow houses.

Was there a MacDonald's next to the Subway?

Seasons said...

Always enjoy your "Mellow Yellow" posts; kinda my favorite color depending on the subject. That building in the distance looks beautiful in the gentle, yellow spotlight. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Don't you wish you can buy all the Russian dolls in the fair?

Mara said...

I love that Subway sign! I think if you had only included the cyrillic one, I would still have gotten that it was a Subway! Even if I don't read the language...

diane b said...

I love the shot with the light finding the yellow buildings. Interesting post. Subway in Russia!

Mr Puddy said...

Oh Kay, I love the souvenir shop !!!!! So vibrant !!

Kim, USA said...

Love gift shops!

Eyeball Plant

Gattina said...

For tourists they learned even English ! Before fall of the wall English was not allowed to learn in schools only French.
The weather looks rather cloudy.

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots Kay!

Friko said...

Te whole world looks alike, doesn't matter much where you roam. Only the letters are different.
I think it's very sad. Wy can't cities be exciting and mysterious any more?

jabblog said...

Lovely yellows! Sad to see the conglomerates taking over the spirit of cities worldwide.

EG Wow said...

I didn't realize yellow is such a common colour for buildings in Russia. I guess yellow brightens the winter landscape!

Rek said...

love the snaps....specially all those dolls in the souvenir shop.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love how you have grouped them by themes for your memes! Well done.

chubskulit said...

I would love a sub sandwich. Lovely photos Kay.

Saun said...

Great series!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Nice teaser for those of us dreaming of going to Russia someday!

RAINBOW DITTY

Dibs of yellow and dabs of red—
Rainbow colors go to my head!

Dashes of gold and crimson too—
Painted like this I can’t feel blue!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sunflower Clowns

Leah H said...

Like the souvenir fair:)

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