St Petersburg - 2008 - Day Two
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May 18th, 2008 – by: RobtheTraveler
The tour was more than made up for during a stop we made at a park near the river so we could get a few shots off.
We were able to see Peter and Paul Island and Cathedral (no, neither Georges nor I were stuck by lightening, that would take a real god to do that). We also went to the Cathedral of Spilled Blood (Christians and their fetish with death … scary …) which is one of the classic Russian Orthodox churches with the multicolored spires and gold domes. This was a very cool looking cathedral. Reminds me of a gingerbread house you could eat (Jesus would not have approved). Big Boy was also on hand to take in the glory of Spilled Blood (no, the lightning came close to him, but god has such bad aim).
We also went by some park that had a very nice view of the island shot the river and island from there. I was amazed to get to shoot a newly married couple on the river bank drinking champagne with family and setting off doves. Very nice.
For the dinner activity, see my review of the Palkin Restaurant De Luxe. Let it just be said here, one of the top five meals I have ever had in my life.
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