We saw lots and lots of churches, some we toured the inside and most we just admired from the outside. My favorite was St. Isaac's in St. Petersburg, where 4000 worshippers stand during the 4 hour Easter mass. Good thing I'm not Russian Orthodox, I could never stand that long!
There were lots of palaces on our tour of St. Petersburg and we saw the changing of the guard (or at least the parade leading up to it) in Stockholm.
There was lots of famous and not so famous artwork on the streets and in the parks. Paul always has fun trying to re-create the poses of some statues.
The most famous piece of art we saw was this Rembrandt, The Prodigal Son, which resides in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. There was such a crowd we could hardly get close enough to see it. Luckily, Paul is tall.
We enjoyed dipping our feet in the Baltic Sea. This was especially fun because my maternal grandparents were from the part of Poland that sits on the Baltic and my mother always mentions this sea.
I think we got a good photo of each of us here. too.
This was a nude beach, so trying to capture a photo of the cool beach chairs without a naked breast or bum was a challenge.
I included this photo, just because I like it.
We did lots of walking by the waterways in each city. Luckily, we did not have a mosquito problem!
I'll end by saying we enjoyed meeting lots of new people whom we sat with each night at dinner, but our favorites were these two ladies from Montreal, Canada. They were so funny and we really enjoyed talking with them.
|that's our guide for St. Petersburg in the middle|