From Russia with Love
It's been a few weeks (with a mini break in Italy thrown in - more on that later!) since I came back home from Russia. I spent half of the summer in the beautiful St. Petersburg, where I was studying Russian and interning as a blogger at Liden & Denz. I certainly didn't want to neglect my personal blog, but I got completely absorbed in my work and studies and any free time I had was spent exploring the city, making new friends or just unwinding and having fun. So I decided to show instead of tell - here are some of my favourite photos from St. Petersburg, unedited, taken with my phone on the go, just because...
|Hermitage - Winter Palace|
|Hermitage - General Staff Building|
|Neva and Peter and Paul Fortress|
|Griboedov kanal (channel) and Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood|
|Mikhailovsky Theater, anticipating the performance of Cinderella|
|Watching the bridges open from a boat on the river Neva|
|The magnificent fountain in Petergof|
|Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood|
|Mosaics inside the church|
|Golitsyn dvor with its cool cafés, bars, clubs and concept stores|
|With my fellow interns|
As August is slowly coming to an end, I hope you make the best out of the last long summer days and warm evenings. Soon, I'll be back with some book reviews and posts about my trip to Venice and Florence!
P.S. If you're interested in Russian culture and language, take a look at what I wrote for Liden & Denz here and here.