Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Spilled Blood Marriage

Summer time in St. Petersburg is reason for constant celebration. After being confined to ones home by intense cold and lack of sunlight during the winter period the citizens of St. Petersburg have developed many traditions to ensure that everyday and every minute of the summer is spent to its fullest.

On any given day during the summer months the streets are constantly filled with brides and grooms. They traditionally hit up all of the scenic areas of the city typically starting with Saint Isaacs, moving onto the Strelka and at some point crossing paths with The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the subject of the photo shown here.

This unique Russian style church that resembles a scene out of the board game candyland was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881.