Hello, and sorry for the long hiatus. The past month was my busiest this year. September is my birth month and usually, I reward myself with a trip or a visit at home, but I decided to do away with this in 2014 as I was saving up to renovate our kitchen. Still, an unexpected blessing came in the form of a business trip to Russia, which got me so busy.
Russia is sooo beautiful! Here’s my favorite photo from this set.
I don’t know the exact place where this was taken. All I know is that it’s on the bridge after Moscow’s Red Square. Funny, map-challenged me actually got lost and when I saw the skyline getting pinkish, I decided to just keep walking to its direction until I could find a spot where I could watch the sunset.
Aside from Moscow, we also visited Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city.
Here’s a photo of me in Yekaterinburg’s Church of the Blood, which was built on the spot where the last Emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II and his family, were executed. He and his family members are now saints.
During this trip, I was also able to tick one item off my wish list.
Isn’t St. Petersburg’s Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood magnificent? It’s my dream to see this after seeing it in a magazine.
This Church was dedicated in the memory of Tsar Alexander II as it was built on the site where he was assassinated.
Honestly, It was morbid to know the story behind Russia’s stunning churches. How can these architectural wonders be built under such horrifying circumstances?
I would have loved to post more and continuously, but I couldn’t as I have scheduled trips to Gigantes Island and Vietnam and Cambodia this month. Those, and tons of workload to catch up to.
the churches, indeed, look magnificent. majestic, even. it’s just kind of hard to wrap my mind around the fact that behind their splendor lies a gruesome history.
interesting post. thanks for sharing them, milai. hope to read more about your germany trip.
did i say germany? lol. sorry, i meant russia. hehe. (was daydreaming about visiting germany while writing that message over there.)
First and last photos are gorgeous.
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