Monday, June 29, 2009

from Russia with love!

Hard to believe that from talking about my plumerias in the hot US south, today, just a few days later, I am showing you examples of traditional crafts I just saw somewhere by the river Svir in North Russia! We spent 3 days in the super elegant and beautiful Saint Petersburg and yesterday we started a sailing journey through rivers and lakes that will bring us to Moscow!
Saint Petersburg's Hermitage and numerous palaces were filled with old world elegance, belle epoque examples of high living with rich displays of amazing wealth at the private art collections. Now we are getting a taste of the colorful crafts on everyday objects and appreciate their role in bringing color and warmth to these rural homes during the dark, long, icy cold winters.

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