Armchair Travel: St Petersburg, Russia


Here is another selection of photos from our trip through Russia in 1990. At that time St Petersburg was still known as Leningrad. St Petersburg was its original name although for a short period it was also known as Petrograd.

I thought it was a beautiful city architecturally and tried to capture some of that in my photos. I scanned and edited these photos some years ago and they are not great quality. I have tried to tidy them up a bit. One day I should try to scan them again and do a better job.

The Hermitage Museum

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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