Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Fontanka Most Project

While living in St. Petersburg, I crossed the most (bridge) over the Fontanka canal every morning on my way to work.  Sometime in the first few weeks I started to notice that the view from the most could change drastically from day to day, and I got into the habit of stopping to shoot a photo every few days.  It gave me a moment to pause, relax, be thankful for another day, and then continue my forty-minute commute with a new vigor.  While tidying up and cataloging my photos this weekend, I ran across this collection and it made me smile as I thought back on my time in St. Pete and the little things that made each day special.

Feb.15

Mar.21

Mar.23

Mar.24

Mar.27

Mar.28

Mar.29

Mar.30

Mar.31

Apr.4

Apr.5

Apr.6

Apr.7

Apr.9 
Apr.10

Apr.11

Apr.12
Apr.13

Apr.14

May.14
I'm so thankful to have had the chance to spend a few months in one of the world's most northern cities and experience the changing of the seasons like never before.  When I arrived in St. Petersburg in the first week of February, I walked to and from work in the dark; daylight hours were from about 9.00 to 16.00.  By the time I left in the first week of June, the famous White Nights had started, and my sleep schedule was all out of whack because we had practically 24 hours of daylight.  There was only a brief hour or so (from about 1.30 - 2.30 am) that the light waned to almost dusk. The planet we live on is an incredible work of art!

2 comments:

  1. A nice one, Shirah! Btw, do you know that at some point in history all the bridges on Fontanka looked exactly the same like this one: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE-%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD_%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82

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  2. Thanks, Gleb. I didn't know that about the bridges! Someone else just told me that the bronze horses on either side of the Fontanka bridge are actually war memorials. You learn something new every day :)

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