We were told there was a structure called “the monastery” and off we went climbing.  Climbing was easy, but the views along the way were breathtaking.  It took us forever to reach it.



Russia with love…

As our cruise ship was leaving St. Petersburg, we passed by a navy installation with some Russian submarines, and not far from this military installation is this beautiful Orthodox Church, which I would imagine is used for the spiritual needs of the Navy and their families.

Orthodox Church