Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Long sunsets and summer strolling in SPb.


This must be the  most photographed thing in St. Petersburg. 

It is the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. It was built on the site where Czar Alexander ll was assassinated in 1881 when his carriage was blown up. It was not the first attempt on his life. 

The interesting thing to me was the interior, which is all mosaics. 



Like everything else in this tourist town, there was a line to get in and it was packed inside. Outside, buskers and venders and snack sellers plied their trades. We tossed 100 ruble notes (75 to the dollar) Into backpacks and guitar cases and strolled down along the canal back to our hotel.


And the two young musicians whose picture I posted on FB?  They were playing La Cucaracha.
 





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