foto faves

foto faves

Monday, July 25, 2016

about the picture

You may have noticed I sometimes decide to rotate images as the header photo of the blog- I tend to take them from favorites of travel photos and then try to match a blogger background with the image.  I write this post because I had a huge dilemma today about what background to choose-

I was torn between the one of snow (it is so hot and humid here in the midwest and has been for far too long) or the one of water- also cooling but not quite as emphatic as the snow.  I finally went with water because the photo was taken on the water - when we were in southern Chile visiting the glaciers.  I wish there was sound on this photo because the sound of the glaciers calving is quite impressive.

However the reason I took this photo was the amazing layering of color on the ice floe I still remember it clearly despite the trip having been 13 years ago now...


and here is another of the magnificent views we had on that trip- this one from our hotel room at the Explora Lodge in Torres del Paine...


and, since I have been in email communication with our guide for our upcoming trip to the Baltics and Scandinavia (with St Petersburg) and he is from St. Petersburg I thought I would cull a few Russian favorites as well just because they were there in the same folder...


these next photos are from St Isaac's in Petersburg- stunningly beautiful church...



 
there are people in the lower left - to give you the perspective of how large and dense the white birch are there...


a memorial to those jailed and executed under Stalin


the famous GUM - shopping is Moscow-


this post was just an aside- a Monday morning musing about revisiting old "friends" in my photo archives...

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