Ok, one more post of the Russia material. On my last day I was INSANELY bored. We’d included this extra day as a buffer for meetings, but didn’t end up needing it. My Russian colleagues were able to change to earlier flights, but it would have cost me over $2000 to change my flight (and I would have had to fly “Transaero Airlines” which I’d never heard of) so I was...read more
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Yet another stop on my speed-touristing through St. Petersburg was the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. This Russian-style church was completed in 1907 on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, hence the name, “Spilled Blood.” The interior of the church is stunning, with over 26,000 square feet of mosaics covering nearly every surface. Keep in mind that...read more
Another stop on my day of power touristing, was the Russian Orthodox St. Isaacs Cathedral, which took forty years to build and was completed in 1858. To the west, the skies were blue with scenic puffy white clouds, but to the east the skies were a dark, moody grey, so I decided to begin my visit by climbing the colonnade figuring that it would likely rain soon. The climb to the top of St. Isaacs...read more