Day 6 – The Church of the Spilled Blood
I know that I am going out of order on the days. I hope that those of you who have OCD have been taking your Anafranil and can cope. Ha ha.
On our first day in St. Petersburg we stopped at the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, probably the building I most wanted to photograph in St. Petes. I mean, could it be more Russian? Tzar Alexander the Second was assassinated on this spot, and those in power decided to build a church on the site to commemorate it.
It is hard not to be humbled by the romantic architecture outside coupled with the stunning mosaic work inside. Keep in mind when viewing these pictures that everything inside is indeed mosaic, and not painted.