Tag Archives: St. Petersburg

Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, Russia  I found the Hotel Astoria very  interesting.  The bright red awnings caught my eye, and then I noticed the main streets on both sides leading to domed buildings topped with spires.  It took less than a … Continue reading

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Russian Reflection

There wasn’t much free time to explore St. Petersburg on foot.  But, one time the bus stopped 3-4 blocks from our destination; I felt liberated to see things on my own terms. I caught this beautiful reflection of an old … Continue reading

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2018 World Cup

St. Petersburg’s new soccer stadium for the 2018 World Cup.  Night shot taken from the cruise ship.  Slightly different angle from the one taken from the highway bridge(click here).   Thought for the Day:  I often think that the night is … Continue reading

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Modern St. Petersburg

An overpass near the cruise ship terminal provides a quick peek of the new St. Petersburg, Russia.  The gull-wing structures in the foreground are light poles for the new eight-lane highway built to handle heavy traffic for the 2018 World … Continue reading

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