August 4, 2000

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St. Petersburg
The Cathedral of the SS Apostles Peter and Paul

4 August, 2000 (#31)
St. Petersburg, Russia
(Formerly Leningrad, Formerly Petrograd)

I joined "Denise's Tour", out of Helsinki by train, to visit this city called "The Venice of the North."  During the siege of Leningrad in World War II, ~600,000 perished.  Now, the place is alive again with capitalism ascendant...
- Arnold
[picture of soup bowl]
Spicy bowl of Borscht