Just a quick post...we leave Finland for Chicago tomorrow, but I still have a few more posts about our trip to St. Petersburg and our final days in Helsinki!
While in St. Petersburg, we visited the Church of the Spilled Blood, or as the kids called it, "the blood church." It is also referred to as the Candy Land Church.
Too bad it was not a very nice day the day we visited! The photos don't show the beautiful colors of this church.
Personally, I think the inside of this church is far more beautiful than the outside!
Every single "painting" that you see on the walls of this church is, in fact, not even a painting. They are all mosaics.
The story of Jesus' life is recreated on the walls of this church with millions of tiny little stone tiles.
The effect is simply breathtaking.
I loved to look up at the inside of those onion domes.
Here is a closer look...
It's sort of a shame to throw a post together for such an incredibly beautiful place, but...
WE ARE HEADING HOME!