Sunday, April 18, 2010

St. Petersburg

Day 1
We've done so much in the past 5 days and it has been fabulous. We arrived in Moscow on Monday and didn't do much that day, except have our first russian meal (they use dill and sour cream on everything! but it was yummy) and then biked around the neighborhood where aunt glo and cannon live. We left the very next morning for a 1 hour flight to St. Petersburg. Neither of us had too hard of a time with jet lag as far as getting sick, but we were pretty tired so we had to try to keep our energy up the first couple of days.

I loved St. Petersburg, every building was so beautiful and detailed. Pinks, greens, blues and yellows were used on almost all the buildings, only a couple were grey. It's like going to a big city that's very historic, but colorful and literally every building is dream. It reminded me of my sister Adrea's playmobile doll house. The first day we got a driving tour of St. Petersburg so we could decide what we wanted to do. We had a tour guide and he was okay that first day but by the end of the trip we all wanted to strangle him. He was extremely insulting about America (basically everything is bigger and better here) and he had to correct literally everything we said. But he had a lot of good information and we learned a lot from him. Anyway these are some shots I took either from the car or while walking on the street (some are kind of blurry).

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This is actually outside of the city, and was built under the Soviet Regime, you can always tell when something was built during this time, they didn't use any color. This statue is of Lenin, whom they love, but they hate Stalin and I'm still trying to figure that one out, seems like they did the same things.

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At first I thought this bear was this guy's pet, but he just uses it for tourism, sad.

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I don't know what this girl's hair was made of or how she did it, but it looked like the consistency of a pom pom. Lots of short skirts in Russia, and lots of high heels.

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I love these yellows!

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St. Petersburg has the nickname Venice of the North, because of these little canals and bridges. So pretty.

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This is one of the few buildings built during the soviet times, and it really stands out against all the lighter buildings, this just feels heavier to me. Notice the communist symbol, which is actually pretty neat.


  1. These are fantastic! I know the architecture is amazing, but I think I am most fascinated with the pom-pom hair. What is it? And how can I bring it to Indy?

  2. Oh I'm so thankful for the posting and the pictures Maddy. Thanks for sharing and I'm so happy that you're enjoying the sights of St. Petersburg!

  3. aren't things just prettier in europe? that picture of you and glo is supah cute. ok ok, I'm putting this on my bookmark bar so I can check up on you more regularly. Hey! you still aren't online squishyface!