a walk to the church of the saviour on spilled blood. St.petersburg, russia

Aaaaaa, let me first start by expressing how excited I am about this blog, it’s been a long time coming. Procrastination is no longer a friend of mine. I’m tempted to start on Lupitas ‘my dreams are valid’ speech but I will stop before I get carried away.. lets get on.

I had been to Russia afew times, specifically to Moscow. But time had come and St.Petersburg was my next stop and I was excited as always about visiting a new place. The last time I was in Russia it was snowing at -15 degrees celsius, i stayed put, room service and movies were the order of my day. There was no way I was going to do -15 degrees to myself, no way. This time I knew the weather would be better and sure enough the sun was out when I landed. However, it was 5 degrees but that didn’t stop the plans I had to see around.

I enquired about what was closeby and was told of a beautiful church that was a must see. “What’s it called?” I asked, and the answer…o boy, didnt see that coming, “the church of the saviour on spilled blood.” My walk began…

  • ussr soviet café, how true the name is to the destination..i was fascinated, still am. 1st stop for a hot cuppa tea.

    спасибо (pronounced as spasibo) is thankyou in Russian. picked that up on my first visit and its come in handy ever since. if only I had the patience to learn more... note to self

  • of the many rivers and canals there are in St.Petersburg, I enjoyed walking along this one the most. there were one or two people with guitars on different corners strumming to my mood

  • matryoshka dolls.. I get excited. they just keep growing and growing and growing

  • you can bet I was in awe as we were approaching

  • the church of the saviour on spilled blood. truly is eye candy, I wanted to take it home with me. spent the evening reading about its history.. interesting

  • it was cold, don't let the blue skies fool ya. having come from the tropics, I tend to wear very many layers in cold weather. sometimes i'm usually the only one in heavy jackets for miles, but clearly I wasn't the only one feeling it this time (check my back left)

  • Griboedov canal

  • the church is now a museum and for that reason I promise to take you inside on a different post later on. I wouldn't if it was a place of worship just simply out of respect

  • one thing that stands out while walking about is the wiring that fills the skies here, you just wont miss it

  • Kazan cathedral

  • for an art fanatic, this was a happy sight. almost lost track of time at these stands, but every minute was well worth it

  • rush hour snurl ups, smh! this is the one thing most cities seem to have in common

  • and as the night was checking in, temperatures were dropping real fast and dinner was calling

  • spotted en route to the hotel, wondered if they were once 'real'..

  • that one last stop of the day to add to my collection of...

  • ...fridge magnets. everyone who travels has a thing they do to remind them of their, so to say, conquests. for some its postcards, others key chains, others pins and for me..magnets.

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  • Reply Solomon August 1, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    lol i was about to ask you about the interior then as i kept reading i realised it’s coming up soon. Good job on being bold and starting something, it’s always hard to start when procrastination is your friend, also good job w/the photos.

    • Reply Wairimu August 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Starting up anything can be nerve wrecking.. but guts over fear, right! Yes I will most certainly/ gladly share more photos. Thank you Solomon

  • Reply Esther August 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    But do I say!!!!! Good stuff.

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 7:08 am

      Haha, Esther you have made me laugh. Thank you so much

  • Reply Tabby August 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome, well done??

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Thank you Tabitha, high -five girl 😀

  • Reply chessy... August 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I love it…. that’s really nice girl…..xoxo

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Chessy, much much appreciated. Thank you xoxoxo

  • Reply Kibet August 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Really love it and the whole blog is really presentable and so you! Good job, feeling part of the tours as well. 😀

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Kibet, im so happy to read your comment. Glad to know you are on this journey with me. Thank you so much

  • Reply Njery August 4, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Love it……bold step.

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 7:20 am

      A leap of faith. Thank you Njery

  • Reply Nimu August 5, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Heey this is cool…keep it up :)

    • Reply Wairimu August 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Im excited about it. Thanx Nimu :)

  • Reply clint James August 6, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Your splendid expressions are well defined W.A. ?

    • Reply Wairimu August 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thats w’sup. Thanx Clint James, double high-five 😀

      • Reply john wangendo August 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm

        As a lover of photography and travel i should say i love ur work.Happy travels girl.

        • Reply Wairimu August 10, 2015 at 4:53 am

          Your comment has given me even more drive to keep at it. Thank you so much John Wang’endo. You’ve made me smile 😀

  • Reply Dottie August 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    St. Petersburg is so cool..lovely canals..wonder if they have Gondolo rides :-) I agree the pictures are also well taken. Keep it up nyarma, I am looking forward to the next post :-)

    • Reply Wairimu August 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Hey Dottie. I think they do those rides, I will look into that on my next trip there :) Thanx for your kind words girl, i’m so psyched by your comment :* positive vibes

  • Reply Esther Wambui April 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Niiiice and thaaaanx for the good work!!!!

    • Reply Wairimu April 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for your support mama. Hugs and kisses :)

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