Monday, June 3, 2013

The Hermitage

The Hermitage

On my trip to Russia in May/June, 2001, I was in St. Petersburg during what’s called the White Nights. Because of the high latitude of St. Petersburg, night never becomes completely dark. This time of year the sun begins to set about 11:30pm and breaks the horizon about 3:00am. Around 10:00pm the sky is painted with cool hues of pinks and blues.

My hotel overlooked the Neva River. The riverbanks, which add to the charm of the city, would be full of people spending quality family time walking, talking, and bonding late into the evening. That is, baby carriages, strollers, young couples, old couples arm in arm, enjoying the stroll. My walks along the river included marvelous picture taking opportunities.

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