Wednesday, June 6, 2007

White Nights in St Petersburg

See the long shadows the bench draws on the path... The low setting sun past midnight creates a strangely diffuse light, a challenge for an unexperienced photographer like me. It took this city about ten minutes to steal my heart. Many of the old buildings from the time of Peter the Great are now under the protection of Unesco and restaured with their funds. The white nights make one restless because life goes on, even when it is past bedtime on a workday. The abundant light also brings lightheartedness and easy joy because all the surrounding beauty is there to be seen and felt and heard in the music of buskers...

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