Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Last year I went on the ASB service learning trip with Ruslan to Saint Petersburg and Vytegra, and this year I was lucky enough to return. Returning to Russia is just about as amazing as being here for the first time. I was overwhelmed being in this city again. There were many things that surprised me being in Saint Petersburg the first time: the European beauty of the city, the cold Russian pedestrian façade, the striking soviet Leningrad architecture etc. But ultimately I was most surprised that I was so overwhelmed by the exact same things again; being in a City like Saint Petersburg is an extremely surreal experience; it is so unique in this city because of its European style, its contrasts, its power, and its art. And all of these things are visible by simply walking through the city; Saint Petersburg’s atmosphere is apparent through architecture (among other things).
Last year I took photos on black and white film, however it took me a long time to get them processed and edited. I think because we went to some of the same places it would be appropriate to post them now.