Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Back

I have been home for two weeks after our fantastic Baltic Cruise. The places we visited were amazing and the crown jewel was St. Petersburg, Russia. We spent two days touring St. Petersburg and only touched on the splenders of this historic city. I will be posting in small posts of all the wonderful sights and Russia I will leave until the end.

I really got hit with jet lag this time and it took a little over a week to get back to normal. In between sleeping I had a swap to get ready for and was so happy to see that my Etsy orders of supplies had arrived while I was away. And I did manage to get my swap items out on time. Last week was full of catch up appointments and of course the never ending chores we sometimes have to do.

My husband took over 2300 pictures and I have been trying to upload some of my favourites of each city.

Our first stop was Stockholm, Sweden. We visited City Hall. This is the place that the Nobel Prizes are presented each year except for the Peace prize which is presented in Oslo, Norway.
Stockholm City Hall
The interior of City Hall is beautiful. This only gives a little taste
Stockholm City Hall

Next the Vasa Museum, this was one of the places I would have loved to have spent much more time at. Vasa was a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship sank on it maiden voyage after sailing less than a nautical mile in 1628. She was salvaged almost intact in 1961 and the museum was built around her.
Vasa the 17th Century Swedish Warship
Vasa the 17th Century Swedish Warship

Old Town in Stockholm is a lovely place to wander around with it's many shops and places to eat. It is also the only place that I found a gargoyle
Old Town in Stockholm
Gargoyle in Stockholm

I have been trying to catch up with all the wonderful posts I've missed and will be around visiting soon.

KarenOX

13 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like a great trip! That warship is amazing!!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

LiLi M. said...

Oh that warship! Great idea to build a museum around it. Great photos! Cannot wait to see more of your trip! It's good to have you back safe and sound, though you must feel sorry that this fantastic trip is over! Have a great day!

Gabriela said...

Hello,

What a fabulous trip! Is this a gargoyle on this building?


~ Gabriela ~

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what a fabulous trip.
Your photos are wonderful
Look forward to seeing the St.Petersburg photos as everyone that goes there seems to love it
Alison

The Rose Room said...

Hi Karen, so great to have you back! It seemed like a long 2 weeks or so that you have not been blogging! What a trip..... the Vasa is fascinating, I am going to 'google' it to learn more! Rachaelxo

LW said...

Karen,

I am so happy to hear you had a good time..
Love all the pictures and can’t wait to see more…

Glad your back, you were missed,

Louise

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow Karen! That was the trip of a life time. I'll bet you made some wonderful memories! Lucky you!!

Beth Leintz said...

Wow- sounds like a fantastic trip- looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing all details.

Fete et Fleur said...

Glad to have you back! The photos of the ship really blew my mind. It is an amazing piece of workmanship.

Nancy

catieann said...

hi Karen
what a beautiful trip!! Thank you for sharing some of your pictures.
Am back after a long hiatus!!
Have missed you tons!
catie

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! What a fabulous trip.. I love that picture of the museum and the ship.. I can see why you husband took 2300 pictures..
Stephenie

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, Lucky you! Sounds like it was a fabulous trip!
And love your cute dolly and puppy below!
Sandra Evertson

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

what a wonderful trip! And that gargoyle is just amazing! Never seen one like it! It sounds like you will have wonderful memories from this trip...

Blessings
Kitty