Monday, June 7, 2010

St. Petersburg's Blue

If you took a little "Martha Stewart Blue" and mixed it with "Tiffany Blue" and added some "Fortnum and Mason Blue", you might get what I now call "St. Petersburg Blue"! So many of the beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg were a contrast of blue and white with accents of gold.

The Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Tsarskoye Selo - Great Catherine Palace, and The Cathedral of the Resurrection know as "Our Saviour-on the-Spilt-Blood"......the architecture of these buildings was astounding but truly, it was the color that captured my attention.

This picture of the "White Lights" was taken at 11:00 at night with at least 3 more hours before sunset ....could it be that this is the inspiration for the famous "St. Petersburg Blue"?


Debi said...

I think this is one of your best posts!!
The blues are all so appealing.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love the blues. It makes you want to get out the paints.
Did you buy any 'blues' while you were there?