Monday, September 5, 2011

Russia - 5

Hi, Our next stop was Petrozavodsk where I got to take some railroad pictures in the morning (see prior post if interested) and we attended a folk show in the afternoon. The show consisted of musical presentations and dancing.

The next morning as we sailed we encountered some typical wooden homes along the shore.

The sun was shining from the rear of the boat and this created some interesting patterns in the wake.

We also met some interesting ships, including this ship carrying stone, and

this large tanker.

Our last port prior to arriving in St. Petersburg was Svir Stroi where we went to a home for cakes and tea. The size of Russian homes is given by the number of total rooms, not counting bathrooms and the kitchen. This home is a 2 room apartment in a subdivided house. The occupants are a couple in their late forties or early fifties. He works in the local hydroelectric power plant as an engineer. She was an accountant/bookkeeper at the power plant and still works their part time. This is their kitchen.

This is one of their 2 counted rooms. There is convertible sofa in the room. Here is where we were served cakes and tea.

This is the second counted room, also with a convertible sofa. Note that their are no rooms used solely for sleeping.

On our way back to the ship we passed through an area with numerous crafts for sale. Ruthe bought a shawl and we purchased barrettes made of birch for our daughters.

The ship is waiting to lock around the hydroelectric dam.

This is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.

It is very ornate inside.

In addition it is the resting place of many of the Russian Tzars and some other nobles. This is the final post on Russia. I hope you enjoyed the photos.

1 comment:

khelft said...

Bob, you outdid yourself. The pictures you sent have been very interesting, I would have taken the same ones. You had great lighting.

Thanks for including me in yout distribution.