Thursday, 13 October 2011

We almost spilled blood at the Church on Spilled Blood!

Here is Daddy doing a handstand, almost spilling some blood himself! Good thing he didn't or we'd have to build him a monument too! 

Yesterday we went to Saint Petersburg Russia! One of my favorite sites was the Church on the Spilled Blood. You might think that that is a weird name, but it is actually named after Tsar Alexander the second, because his legs got blown off by a bomb in a terrorist attack on March 1, 1881, at that place and he bled to death. There is also a statue of Alexander II in Helsinki on Senate Square in front of the big cathedral. The church is also known as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ. The church was started by Alexander the third in memory of his father. The funds were provided by the imperial family and private donations but the money was stolen by a member of the tsars family so it took 24 years to build the church. It took from 1883 till 1907 to finish.

This is a another Handstand shot, (it is a bit better than Daddys!)  with the Church on Spilled Blood in the background. and the other is a picture of all of us, all upright!
We figured out that those domes on the top are called onion domes. The bright colours are made of jewelers enamel.
On the left is a picture of a wedding with the Church on Spilled Blood in the background, and on the right is a picture of the wedding couple holding doves and they let them go.
This is a picture of a bridge where people  have placed all different kinds of locks.