Baltic - Estonia, Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg
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Thumbnail 20110716-144557--IMG_0738.jpg: Tallinn: Town Hall (Raekoda) Thumbnail 20110716-152353--IMG_0743.jpg: Tallinn: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral  Thumbnail 20110716-165311--STA_0746-20110716-165321--STC_0748.jpg: Tallinn: view from Toompea hill over town walls and St Olav's church Thumbnail 20110716-171618--IMG_0751.jpg: Tallinn: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Thumbnail 20110716-171940--IMG_0752.jpg: Tallinn: Toompea Castle (now Parliament) and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral behind
Thumbnail 20110717-114148--IMG_0772.jpg: Tallinn: market by the town walls Thumbnail 20110717-123706--IMG_0779.jpg: Tallinn: International Flower Festival and town walls Thumbnail 20110717-124443--IMG_0781.jpg: Tallinn: International Flower Festival and town walls Thumbnail 20110717-135058--IMG_0784.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: 1950s Cinema with Soviet architectural designs Thumbnail 20110717-150758--STA_0794-20110717-150814--STD_0797.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: Linnahall (1980 V.I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, now derelict)
Thumbnail 20110717-162205--IMG_0804.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: War Memorial: originally German (crosses in field now), Soviet (cupped hands), and Estonian (Obelisk) Thumbnail 20110717-163400--IMG_0808.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: Museum of Estonian History: leftover Soviet statues behind the museum Thumbnail 20110717-164113--IMG_0814.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: old Trabant Thumbnail 20110717-181820--IMG_0820.jpg: Tallinn: Soviet walking tour: Freedom Square and monument to freedom fighters of 1918-20. Thumbnail 20110718-102515--IMG_0823.jpg: Lahemaa: Rebala: Late Bronze Age stone barrows, 8th-7th C BC.
Thumbnail 20110718-112606--IMG_0827.jpg: Lahemaa: Jägala waterfall. Highest natural falls in Estonia Thumbnail 20110718-122249--IMG_0833.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: boardwalk across the bog Thumbnail 20110718-123353--IMG_0838.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: plantlife Thumbnail 20110718-123519--IMG_0839.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: observation tower Thumbnail 20110718-123617--STA_0841-20110718-123629--STC_0843.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: observation tower
Thumbnail 20110718-123656--STA_0844-20110718-123706--STC_0846.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: observation tower Thumbnail 20110718-123717--STA_0847-20110718-123745--STF_0852.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: observation tower Thumbnail 20110718-125349--IMG_0855.jpg: Lahemaa: Viru bog: observation tower Thumbnail 20110718-154335--IMG_0865.jpg: Lahemaa: Altja fishing village: Baltic Sea Thumbnail 20110718-164943--STA_0879-20110718-165003--STE_0883.jpg: Lahemaa: Sagadi Manor
Thumbnail 20110718-170648--IMG_0885.jpg: Lahemaa: Palmse Manor: house Thumbnail 20110718-173451--IMG_0891.jpg: Lahemaa: Palmse Manor Thumbnail 20110718-174327--IMG_0895.jpg: Lahemaa: Palmse Manor: pond: rotunda Thumbnail 20110719-103352--IMG_0897.jpg: Tallinn: Holy Spirit Church Thumbnail 20110719-103907--IMG_0007.jpg: Tallinn: Holy Spirit Church
Thumbnail 20110719-154912--IMG_0049.jpg: Tallinn: St Olav's Church: view from the tower: Toompea with Alexander Nevsky, Herman Tower, and Toomkirik (Lutheran Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin) Thumbnail 20110719-155653--STA_0053-20110719-155712--STD_0056.jpg: Tallinn: St Olav's Church: view from the tower: view across the bay Thumbnail 20110719-160542--STA_0066-20110719-160619--STH_0073.jpg: Tallinn: St Olav's Church: view from the tower: New town, old town and Toompea Thumbnail 20110719-160902--IMG_0075.jpg: Tallinn: St Olav's Church: view from the tower: Toompea and town walls Thumbnail 20110719-175818--IMG_0082.jpg: Tallinn: on-board the Viking XPRS: Tallinn
Thumbnail 20110719-201440--IMG_0099.jpg: Helsinki: on-board Viking XPRS: Suomenlinna fortress Thumbnail 20110719-201515--IMG_0102.jpg: Helsinki: on-board Viking XPRS: Suomenlinna fortress Thumbnail 20110719-202031--IMG_0111.jpg: Helsinki: on-board Viking XPRS: Suomenlinna fortress Thumbnail 20110719-213914--IMG_0117.jpg: Helsinki: Helsinki Cathedral Thumbnail 20110719-215314--IMG_0122.jpg: Helsinki: Helsinki Cathedral
Thumbnail 20110719-215916--IMG_0126.jpg: Helsinki: Tsar Alexander II, Senate Square Thumbnail 20110720-121449--IMG_0135.jpg: Helsinki: Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Thumbnail 20110720-121514--IMG_0136.jpg: Helsinki: view back to Helsinki Cathedral from Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Thumbnail 20110720-122210--STA_0141-20110720-122229--STD_0144.jpg: Helsinki: Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Thumbnail 20110720-122428--STA_0154.jpg: Helsinki: Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral
Thumbnail 20110720-134941--IMG_0165.jpg: Helsinki: Helsinki main train station Thumbnail 20110720-155252--IMG_0169.jpg: Helsinki: Nuuksio park: pine trees with little undergrowth Thumbnail 20110720-160838--P7200001R.jpg: Helsinki: Nuuksio park: (Martti's photo) Thumbnail 20110720-161525--STC_0174.jpg: Helsinki: Nuuksio park: dangling feet in the lake half-way through the walk Thumbnail 20110720-170425--IMG_0180.jpg: Helsinki: Nuuksio park: lillies on the edge of a lake
Thumbnail 20110720-171053--P7200007R.jpg: Helsinki: Nuuksio park: bilberries (Martti's photo) Thumbnail 20110720-181909--IMG_0194.jpg: Helsinki: Sibelius monument (1967) by Eila Hiltunen: tubes representing the forest Thumbnail 20110720-181933--IMG_0195.jpg: Helsinki: Sibelius monument (1967) by Eila Hiltunen: tubes representing the forest Thumbnail 20110721-120918--IMG_0218.jpg: Helsinki: Suomenlinna fortress: southern tip Thumbnail 20110721-143424--IMG_0233.jpg: Helsinki: Suomenlinna fortress: Suomenlinna church (Russian Orthodox converted to Lutheran + lighthouse)
Thumbnail 20110721-143508--IMG_0234.jpg: Helsinki: Suomenlinna fortress: Suomenlinna church (Russian Orthodox converted to Lutheran + lighthouse) Thumbnail 20110721-160155--IMG_0247.jpg: Helsinki: Katajanokka region: Foreign Ministery (former naval barracks) Thumbnail 20110721-173954--IMG_0261.jpg: Helsinki: Katajanokka region: (Melbourne!) trams Thumbnail 20110723-103349--IMG_0279.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood Thumbnail 20110723-103452--IMG_0283.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
Thumbnail 20110723-104943--IMG_0294.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: north side aisle Thumbnail 20110723-105002--STA_0295.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: north side aisle Thumbnail 20110723-105055--IMG_0299.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: north side aisle Thumbnail 20110723-105513--STA_0308-20110723-105539--STE_0312.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: main altar Thumbnail 20110723-110648--IMG_0313.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: mosaic icon of Alexander Nevsky
Thumbnail 20110723-110820--STA_0315-20110723-110843--STE_0319.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: roof over north-east corner and central apse Thumbnail 20110723-111321--IMG_0327.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: altar screen Thumbnail 20110723-113255--IMG_0330.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: central dome Thumbnail 20110723-142850--IMG_0351.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: Painted Easter Eggs Thumbnail 20110723-144531--STA_0356-20110723-144546--STC_0358.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: Private rooms of Alexander II: Throne Room
Thumbnail 20110723-144813--IMG_0362.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: Private apartments of Alexander II: Golden Drawing Room Thumbnail 20110723-145206--IMG_0364.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: Private apartments of Alexander II: Golden Drawing Room Thumbnail 20110723-150107--IMG_0370.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: Armorial Hall Thumbnail 20110723-151951--IMG_0375.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage museum: 1812 War Gallery with portraits of fallen Generals Thumbnail 20110723-185326--IMG_0403.jpg: St Petersburg: Mariinsky Theatre
Thumbnail 20110724-112731--IMG_0424.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Samson Fountain, Great Cascade and Great Palace Thumbnail 20110724-112810--IMG_0427.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Samson Fountain, Great Cascade and Great Palace Thumbnail 20110724-112948--STA_0430-20110724-113044--STK_0440.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Samson Fountain, Great Cascade and Great Palace Thumbnail 20110724-113219--STA_0442-20110724-113231--STC_0444.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Samson Fountain, Great Cascade and Great Palace Thumbnail 20110724-120708--IMG_0458.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Russian Horn Orchestra
Thumbnail 20110724-124339--IMG_0471.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Monplaisir Palace Thumbnail 20110724-130656--IMG_0474.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Sea canal leading to the Great Cascade and Great Palace Thumbnail 20110724-131416--IMG_0475.jpg: St Petersburg: Peterhof: Lion Cascade Thumbnail 20110724-145217--IMG_0484.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: facade from the waterfront Thumbnail 20110724-151857--IMG_0490.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Pavilion Hall: ceiling
Thumbnail 20110724-152151--IMG_0495.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Pavilion Hall: mosaic table, matching the floor, copied from a Roman bath Thumbnail 20110724-152505--IMG_0497.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Pavilion Hall: mosaic table, matching the floor, copied from a Roman bath Thumbnail 20110724-160310--IMG_0507.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting Thumbnail 20110724-160450--IMG_0510.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting Thumbnail 20110724-161820--IMG_0521.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Raphael Loggia
Thumbnail 20110724-163928--IMG_0525.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: St George's Hall / Great Throne Room Thumbnail 20110724-170813--STA_0535-20110724-170911--STJ_0544.jpg: St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum: Palace Square, Alexander's Column and Winter Palace (museum building) Thumbnail 20110724-174150--IMG_0558.jpg: St Petersburg: St Isaac's Cathedral:  Thumbnail 20110724-182822--IMG_0570.jpg: St Petersburg: St Isaac's Cathedral: Colonnade: Thumbnail 20110724-183505--IMG_0578.jpg: St Petersburg: St Isaac's Cathedral: Colonnade: towards Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
Thumbnail 20110724-183552--IMG_0580.jpg: St Petersburg: St Isaac's Cathedral: Colonnade: Admiralty and St Peter and Paul Cathedral Thumbnail 20110724-185439--IMG_0599.jpg: St Petersburg: St Isaac's Cathedral: Colonnade: descending the spiral staircase Thumbnail 20110725-092856--IMG_0607.jpg: St Petersburg: Anichkov Bridge over the Fontanka River  Thumbnail 20110725-092913--IMG_0608.jpg: St Petersburg: Anichkov Bridge over the Fontanka River  Thumbnail 20110725-100613--IMG_0611.jpg: St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood along the Griboedov
Thumbnail 20110725-110557--IMG_0615.jpg: St Petersburg: Palace square and the Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum) with Alexander Column

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