August 29, 2008

St. Nicholas on Bersenevka

St. Nicholas Church on the Bersenevka Embankment, Moscow

This little gem of a church stole my heart!

I found this completely by accident. I was standing on the bridge taking some panoramic shots of the Kremlin, when I happened to notice something shiny and gold through the trees. I knew it would be a church, but I never imagined I would find this!
It's so beautiful, but it's hidden away like a treasure...
The top picture was taken exactly a year ago, August 29, 2007!

August 25, 2008

street in Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria

There is so much to look at in this photo - the tourists, the ornate details of the building on the left, the old look of the building at the end of the street, and the multitude of colors everywhere!
It was a gorgeous, sunny day in July when I took this shot, and I think that you can see that in the photo! Innsbruck proved to be quite photogenic - even though I only spend a few hours there, I have over a hundred pictures. I'll share more of them later!

August 20, 2008

Галерея Ильи Глазунова

Галерея Ильи Глазунова - Ilia Glazunova Gallery - Moscow, Russia

This is an art gallery in Moscow. I just LOVE the color of the building!
It took me quite a few attempts to photograph this without losing the color.
There are many colorful buildings throught Europe,
but this is the only one I've seen painted in such a bright shade of blue!

August 14, 2008

street in Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl, Austria

It's a rainy day here, so I thought I would post a rainy day picture!
This is a street in Bad Ischl, Austria. It's a small town in Upper Austria.
It has a very old world feel, and was a wonderful place to spend an afternoon just relaxing and walking around.

August 6, 2008

Resurrection Gate and Iberian Chapel

the Resurrection Gate and the Iberian Chapel - Red Square, Moscow

This is sadly not the original gate nor chapel, they were knocked down by Stalin in 1931.
In 1996, this new gate was built as an exact replica of the old one.
If you enlarge the picture, look through the left side of the gate - it's a little peek at Saint Basil's!
This was the first view I had of Saint Basil's, and I must admit I spent a good
5 minutes just standing there in awe before I entered Red Square to take a closer look!