Monday, July 26, 2010

Church of the Spilled Blood

When we were planning our cruise, one of the pictures on the Disney Cruise Line website was of Mickey Mouse standing outside the Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

The church is officially known as the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood as it was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. You can read more about it here.

This striking building is an icon in St. Petersburg and a must-see (at least from the outside if you don't have time to go in) for any visit to the city.  We had some time on our afternoon shopping excursion to walk from St. Isaac's Square over to the Church for some pictures. 

1 comment:

  1. What amazes me about European architecture is how detailed it is, yet was built at a time when they didn't have the tools we have today. And how OLD everything is! Here we can't even use a football stadium for 30 years without tearing it down and building a new one.