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Thursday, September 1, 2011

SkyWatch in St. Petersburg, Russia

The skies in northern Russia don't stay the same for very long. Clouds come and go, and so does the sunshine. These photos were all taken early in our visit to in St. Petersburg, where we moved aboard the Viking Surkov to enjoy its comfortable facilities, including its wonderful dining room, for the first part of our 13-night Waterways of the Czars trip, with Viking River Cruises.





© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear




Posted for
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26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and I'm so glad you had those to enjoy as well on your trip to Russia! Have really enjoyed your captures from Russia! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos from a most intersting place for travel adventures, love it when other bloggers take us on tour to experience places through their camera.

Gary said...

Great tour Kay!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Martha Z said...

It's not surprising that the best part of Russian skies are these great domes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures -- loving the travelogue. Changing skies make for the most interesting pictures. But it's actually hard to concentrate on sky when I am seeing the River and the wonderful buildings.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Interesting how the skies are so much more transient than the magnificent landmarks of St Petersburg!

Red Nomad OZ
Amazing Australian Adventures

Carver said...

Fantastic shots from such a beautiful city.

Lesley said...

those fast changing skies offer endless opportunities for photographers!

Indrani said...

I too crave to visit this place. Such wonderful scenes shared. Thanks!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Seems like they have different looking skys each day.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful architecture, and the sky scenes are lovely Kay. What a wonderful experience this must have been..

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. I would like to see this in person.

Arija said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of St.Petersburg. From the beautiful canals, St Isaak's cathedral and statue of Peter the Great to the skies above it, it was lovely to see again. You probably were told that St.Petersburg was known as the Venice of the north, just as Riga was known as the Paris of the north.

What a marvellous adventure to go on!

chubskulit said...

These are fascinating views Kay!

Ebie said...

I really enjoyed your travels through your photos. Very astounding domes and architecture.

A perfect day to be taking photos of the skies!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice postcards from Russia :)
Especially I like the second and the last one.

Regards!

jabblog said...

Very changeable skies amid that wonderful architecture.

Joyful said...

some really dramatic skies, kay! i really like how you've framed the top and bottom photo. very lovely.

Jim said...

Love your pictures, Kay! ~~ We took the Viking Surkov in October 2006. Also we went back to St. Petersburg in Spring of 2010.

Your pictures bring back pleasant memories. Thank you.
..

Jo said...

Those are changing skies and I love the golden domes. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

Jo said...

Hi Kay, me again! I love your new profile photo. You look stunning! Was this taken on your cruise? Beautiful! Hugs Jo

Powell River Books said...

The last shot is gorgeous. Such elegance from the past. - Margy

forgetmenot said...

Lovely skies and magnificent buildings. What a wonderful trip!!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm not sure which I adore most, the skies or the architecture. I do know I love the second photo with the white tiles on the domes.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous, especially the last one. I hope I get to go to Russia one of these days...