Sunday, 9 October 2011

Ra Ra Rasputin!

Wow - that was a long break! Sorry about that! I had the cast change over from hell on my boat and just when we thought we were done a new show was introduced so I have to fit and alter 25 costumes in 24 hours.... got it done in 17 because I'm a rock star though! Anyway, here's the post about Russia I promised so long ago and hopefully posts will be more regular from now on *blush*

I think I've taken the most photos in St. Petersburg. There are so many beautiful buildings to see. The whole place is full of palaces, more than you can see in just one trip. When I was at school I remember doing a history project about Rasputin and his strange involvement with the last Tsar family and his even stranger death. I was lucky enough to go to an exhibit about this event and learn more whilst in Russia. If you don't know the story of Rasputin, look it up - it's a really weird tale!

Russia 1
The Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum

Russia 5
The Summer Palace

Russia 4
St. Isaac's Cathedral - that's real gold up there!

Russia 2
Random painting hanging in the street that's been... um.... added to...

Russia 8
Outside the Church of the Spilled Blood

Russia 9
Inside, the Church is decorated entirely with glass mosaics

Russia 10
Inside one of the coppolas

I feel some art coming on.... :-)

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