Saint Petersburg, Day Four


As it was Sunday we decided to make our way to Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral and attend an orthodox service.

Inside Our Lady of Kazan

As this was our last full day in Saint Petersburg we decided to just sort of soak it in.  We checked out the Armenian Church on Nevisky Prospekt.

The Armenian Church

Inside one of the famous shopping esplanades.

Once we’d walked down the Nevsky Prospekt we decided to follow one of the more picturesque canals and see where it took us.  I think this was our favorite walk as it meandered through a quiet part of town where there were beautiful gardens, picturesque buildings and a very relaxed atmosphere.

One of the many theaters.

The Romanov double eagles are a very common sight.

More of that gorgeous peeling paint I saw so much of in Estonia.

We spent several hours just walking around and enjoying our new favorite treat – the Maxibon.  It’s this ice cream thing that’s half ice cream sandwich half klondike bar.  Pretty delicious on a hot day.  We also spent a couple of hours buying souvenirs and doing some early Christmas shopping.  We enjoyed a traditional Russian dinner complete with cold borscht.  Scotty also managed to get some great shots of palace square at night.

It’s our last night in Saint Petersburg and the last days have been very full.  It’s been an amazing, eyeopening and thought-provoking experience.  Tomorrow we return to Estonia and will be spending a couple nights in Tallinn before heading to Helsinki.  This trip is crazy.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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