Statues and Sculptures/8

Statue of General Barclay de Tolley  – 1761-1818 by the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.    Please click on image for a better view. General Barclay de Tolley was a Russian Field Marshal and Minister of War during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. A descendant of the Scottish Clan Barclay with roots in Towie, Aberdeenshire, De Tolley grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He entered the Imperial … Continue reading Statues and Sculptures/8

In the Dark

Please click on any image for a better view. Montmartre at dusk The blue hour settling on the Ballyhoura Mountains in Ireland As the sun goes down in Thornhill, Scotland The lights come on in St. David’s, Wales Shop window in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Railway crossing on a rainy night in Lancaster, Ontario St. Isaac’s Cathedral lights up in St. Petersburg, Russia Ailsa’s travel theme:  Dark Continue reading In the Dark

Door/5 – The Singer Building

This is the entrance to the Singer House at the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Built in the early 1900’s as the Russian branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, the building has official status as an object of Russian cultural heritage.  Its height was restricted by building code that prevented any building being taller than the Winter Palace.  To … Continue reading Door/5 – The Singer Building

Odd Couple/5

My Odd Couple series, in which the couples may or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer 😉   I am also including the original photo for those that are interested in my composition and  editing choices. The only thing I chose to edit this time was the saturation – totally arbitrarily You can view my Solo series here.  The Weekly Photo Challenge is: Silhouette Continue reading Odd Couple/5