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Christmas 2010 in Russia

Christmas 2010 in Russia

A well earned family break to our second home in St. Petersburg; initially in the city the weather and light were not too kind this trip, but I did manage to get out and brave the ice and snow a few times.  A five hour train journey took us to Veliky Novgorod (Великий Новгород) a little to the south and west of St. Petersburg.  This city with a walled Kremlin is one of Russia’s most historic cities and it lies along the Volkov river  just below its outflow from Lake Ilmen.

Wood carvings in the post office

Image of an era past

Christmas in St. Petersburg

Christmas in St. Petersburg

12th Century Bronze Doors of St. Sopia, Novgorod

12th Century Bronze Doors of St. Sophia, Novgorod

St. Sophia, Novgorod

St. Sophia, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia & River from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia & River from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

Novgorod Church

Novgorod Church

View of the St. Sophia and Kremlin at night

View of the St. Sophia and Kremlin at night

B&W Image of St. Sopia

B&W Image of St. Sophia