Shirley's Trip to Finland, Estonia, Russia, and The Ukraine

2009



The trip started in Finland and crossed by water to Estonia. From there the group traveled by bus to St. Petersburg.

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........................................National Art Gallery Helsinki..................................................................................Russian Orthodox Church Tallinn, Estonia

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Traditional welcome of bread and salt............................Church of the Spilled Blood-St. Petersburg

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.............................Peter The Great's Palace (front) .....................................................................................also the Palace looking at the Grand Cascade


The group then boarded a 425 ft river boat which became their home for the next two weeks.
They went north up the Svir River to the Volga Canal.
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..............................................A typical village along the Svir River.....................................The Church of Transfiguration (has no nails), Kizhi Island

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Little Russian girl helps at her mother's shop...Church of St. Dmitry On The Blood in Uglich


Moscow
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St. Basil's Cathedral ---Both in Red Square --- Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

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There is great art along the walls of the Metro Station.....................................................................Three level huge underground mall....................


Kiev
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St. Sophia's Cathedral.............................................................................................................St Nicholas Lutheran Church(active)