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KnittingNat
06-19-2008, 04:47 PM
I'm officially back! It took me a week to pull myself together, but i'm back! We've spent 3 weeks in Moscow, Russia, seen lots of relatives, traveled to Saint Petersburg for 3 days and generally had fun! We visited so many interesting places - museums, parks, went to the opera 3 times! Had a cultural vacation, ya know;) I also had a chance to buy a lot of yarn, you can see it HERE (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80796)!
These a few pictures from the trip. They were all taken with my DH's cell phone, because i'm still using old, mechanical camera and haven't had the time to take the films for developing and printing.

This is the view of Kremlin in Moscow from the other side of the river Moskva. It didn't fit into the frame, so imagine there's lots more:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3290/2592936327_2256d2652f.jpg

This is the Tsar Bell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_bell):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2592937431_7f99b2ec72.jpg


A place in the city center called the Patriarch's Ponds (it was used many years ago for growing fish for the Patriarch of the Russian Church). It's an important place to the literary world - it is the exact place where the first scenes of the immortal Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" take place:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2593776526_c6beceb867.jpg

Now to some Saint Petersburg pictures! It's a very different city, it's much more like Amsterdam, since Peter the Great built it after studying in Europe and in Holland particularly.
Here's a picture of Peterhof (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterhof), a place that started as a house in the nearest point to the island-fortress of Kronstadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronstadt), but over the years developed in to magnificent complex of buildings and gardens, fountains, surprise fountains and beauty, most of all:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2593775588_7eb1f830c9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2593775816_caecd576bc.jpg

And the final picture:
The bridges are being opened at night on the Neva river. These days is the time of year called "white nights", because the twilight never goes into darkness and you can walk around this beautiful city and enjoy the palaces and statues. So here's ont of the bridges:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2592936625_727b9bb986.jpg

Hope you enjoyed :hug:

Jan in CA
06-19-2008, 04:58 PM
Wow! What gorgeous pictures and place! Thanks so much for sharing! Oh and those are some darn good cell phone pix!

figaro
06-19-2008, 05:28 PM
Wow! I must say that I would never had considered Russia as a place to go on vacation but your pictures of the place make me want to at least consider it someday! My brother and sister in law, they live in Holland, they went to Croatia for a camping vacation a while back, Croatia and camping-who woulda thunk it!?

robynbird
06-19-2008, 06:22 PM
Wow - very beautiful!!

cam90066
06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Fab pics! I can literally smell the sunshine and feel the mist from the fountains. :)

cam

sue in canada
06-19-2008, 09:40 PM
Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.

ArtLady1981
06-19-2008, 09:45 PM
OMG! What fabulous photos! What a fabulous place! Your photos look like something out of a beautiful romantic movie! :heart:

KnittingNat
06-20-2008, 02:06 AM
Thank you for the kind words about the pictures - hubby somehow managed to tame the cell phone :rofl: Maybe he's a cell phone wisperer and promised it 100% roaming:roflhard:. Anyway, the pictures i took are not ready yet, but i hope they will as good as his:cheering:

Russia is a beautiful place all the European part has a similar landscape as different parts of USA, around Moscow it's very green, lots of woods. I missed it! Really green grass growing in a real dirt and not stones and dirt, like here.

Ronda
06-20-2008, 08:17 AM
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
There's an echo in the room - Those are darn good cell phone photos! ;-)

cindycactus
06-20-2008, 11:23 AM
Wow!!! Those pictures were taken with a cell phone? Beautiful. :thumbsup:

gingerbread
06-21-2008, 08:56 AM
Wow! What gorgeous pictures and place! Thanks so much for sharing! Oh and those are some darn good cell phone pix!
I agree with you Jan. My husband said the same thing what a cell phone.:passedout:

tokmom
06-22-2008, 12:01 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!:inlove:

Knit4Fun
06-22-2008, 01:52 PM
How gorgeous those photos are...thanks so much for sharing them! :hug:

mks22300
06-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Wow, I can't believe a cell phone took those pictures, they are beautiful!

KnittingNat
06-23-2008, 03:00 AM
Apparently, after looking on the photos i took with my mechanical camera, these pictures are better. Usually i get to take beautiful photos. This time i don't know who or what to blame - me or the films that i bought on sale...

Doodknitwit
06-30-2008, 10:32 PM
great photos:happydance:

Jeremy
07-06-2008, 11:44 PM
What wonderful pictures! I would also love to see some pictures of your home city.

KnittingNat
07-07-2008, 04:43 AM
What wonderful pictures! I would also love to see some pictures of your home city.
Thanks! What do you mean by home city? I'm originally from Moscow and now I live in Jerusalem. Because few of the pictures i posted above are of Moscow city center.

bambi
07-07-2008, 10:02 AM
Beautiful pictures!

Bambi

Jeremy
07-07-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks! What do you mean by home city? I'm originally from Moscow and now I live in Jerusalem. Because few of the pictures i posted above are of Moscow city center.
Jerusalem:)