Saturday, August 07, 2010

Days of travel

Once upon a time I was a travel writer. I was tailor-made for it because I'd been travelling all my life and knew a thing or two. One country I never dreamed I would ever visit was Russia. But then walls came tumbling down and doors opened and invitations were issued. It was a strange and amazing visit, a visit to another world, some of it, unbelievably familiar, as in déjà vu. From Moscow, we took the overnight train to St. Petersburg, and it was like entering a story by Chekhov....

The first time I saw St. Basil's church in Moscow's Red Square, I was stunned. I actually first saw it as we drove through Moscow and I looked to my left and spied the domes inbetween two buildings.

Detail on one side of St. Basil's church.


  1. Fabulous picture!

  2. Absolutely unreal. The story and the picture. I remember those tumbling walls! xo, Suz

  3. Wow, this is amazing; What a great job, it must of been! I am sure you have a lot of interesting stories! Sounds like a dream job~

  4. I have always thought this must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I love those buildings and I always have.

  5. My husband and I were fortunate enough to travel in Russia just a few years ago and I cannot describe what an overwhelming experience it was. I pray the terrible fires are extinguished very soon. Happy memories...

  6. You're so lucky to be so well travelled. I would go to Russia just to buy all their Matryoshka dolls ..ha,ha!


  7. Lucky old you. A place I would love to visit. I think St. Basil's is one of the wonders of the architectural world. It is like an illustration from a fairytale. To see it in real life must be quite stunning.

    Enjoyed all the artwork in the previous posts too, especially your birdcage. What wonderful pinks, oranges and yellows.

  8. Anonymous4:22 p.m.

    What an amazing must have taken your breath away!I can't stop staring at all the different shapes and colours!...Thanks for sharing it's the closest I am ever likely to get to it!!!


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