Saturday, March 12, 2011


No baby home visits allowed on the weekend (boo!) so we decided to set out and do some sightseeing. Today we went to the Peter and Paul Fortress (shown above, along with a picture of a bridge over the Neva River). The fortress was the first building in St. Petersburg. In the cathedral, are the entombed bodies of Nicholas II and his family and their servants - who were all executed by the Bolsheviks while in exile in Ekaterinburg. Also entombed in the cathedral were other Russian dignitaries. The cathedral was spectacular, with ornate gold carvings and equisite crystal chandeliers. Tomorrow we going to check out a museum but haven't decided whether it will be the Hermitage or the Russian Museum.
We are having fun exploring the city of our daughter's birth!
Note: my spell check is not working. Sorry!


  1. When I went to the fortress it was raining and very cold. We went thru it pretty fast. I also thought that the Cathedral was stunning. I recommend the Hermitage, it is soooo amazing the items on display. We did it 2 times even!

  2. Wow, you guys! These are some really beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing!