Silent Sunday…. Off to Church (Well actually a Russian Cathedral)

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The Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan

No excuses for revisiting this rather lavish Cathedral located on the gulf of Finland at Zelenogorsk.  This rich interior of the Russian Orthodox Church, sits beneath traditional Onion Domes, in a stark white building all surrounded by woodland..

I was surprise to discover it was only built in 1915.  But also surprised that it managed to survive several wars and revolutions and much misuse….. thankfully it has some care lavished upon it since.

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Seven Gold Crosses

I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and not dreading Monday too much…whatever…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

10th October

(C) David Oakes 2021

Dazzling Bright…….. All that Glitters is Gold

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Gold is the colour for the Challenge…… and I have never seen gold so dominant as here in

The Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg

I suspect that it had just been subject to some restoration work, as the week following our visit it was to host an International World Leaders Conference

All I can add is that it was overpowering in its brightness

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Just a suggestion for Jude’s Colour Gold Challenge.

Follow the link for details of the Challenge

https://traveltalk.me.uk/2021/09/15/life-in-colour-82/

No matter where your travels take you……

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Golden Splendour…….. Russian Style

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Nothing quite prepares you for the golden spectacular Fountains of Peterhof Palace.  Whilst the Place itself is certainly magnificent, it is the gardens and this fantastic water frontage  that is the star of this Russian  Palace.

Peterhof  Palace (Petrodvorets) is a short drive from St. Petersburg

Another memory from when travel was just so easy…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

10th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Golden Splendour…….

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Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

We were looking forward to this trip, a trip that we made several years ago.  We read up about all the locations, absorbed all the guide books and their pictures…it all looked fantastic.

But when we arrived at Peterhof Palace it really took our breath away.  The lavish description of golden splendour had sounded to brash…. but the reality quite simply took our breath away.   A spectacular sight (and the sound of tumbling waters)…. we will never ever forget.

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th March

(C) David Oakes 2020