Saturday, August 2, 2014

After the cruise we walked to the taxi

So this is Loki with his scooter cruisig through the crowd, and there was a large crowd.

So this is the crowd, and the this is cars approaching madly. Yes, there are a lot of cars, yes they are approaching us quickly. No this is unusual because it's night. Yes, it's like this during the day, but more buses.

 Loki took this lovely picture of Mommy.
 And this picture of Peter the great, and his horse. He had a favorite horse.

Just a classy family photo of an exhausted family.

Friday, August 1, 2014

So I am still talking about the River Neva

So, as I was saying, it was the Naval Holiday on the 27th of July. These photos were taken on the 26th of July. You will see that there are military ships with lights, and also some submarines. The ships were there mainly for the festival/holiday what have you. Not because of other activities as far as I can tell.

 This photo above, and the one below are of submarines. There were two submarines, and had men standing on top of one. As far as I could tell they were active duty.

 Also wouldn't you believe there were two cruise ships, a smaller one, and a Princess of the Sea or whatever those are called.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

So Big Neva River Cruise

So we went on the Cruise at about 9 or 10 pm. Most people do activities later in the evening. Mainly because we have been having a heat wave of sorts.

 Here you can see the Rostral Column. This contains the hulls of ships that the Russian Navy had defeated.
 So there were actually people on jet skis. Who knew people actually Jet Ski?! Apparently they do here.

 The ships were docked for the Naval holiday. These were largely military ships.

 This is the 1917 Revolulotion ship. It still stands.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So we went on a tour ride of the Big Neva in preparation of Navy Day

So most excursions begin later in the evening because it has been so hot during the day. Loki ends up taking a long nap, baba and dede take a nap.
So dede decided to buy Loki a scooter because we didn't want to make him walk, and we didn't want to have to carry him everywhere, It was a good investment, but not exactly sure how we will bring it back to America.

This is Loki on the way to the Hermitage. Usually most people in the city spend the hot nights out fo there, residences because most people don't seems to have fans or air conditioning. Or believe in breezes. Then again if it's that cold in the winter who wants to worry about being too hot.

Loki is holding my as big as his head cotton candy (cost 100 rubles/a little over 3 dollars.)

The sun sets on the Neva River, we are waiting to take a river cruise of the Neva. The next day, sunday will be Fleet Day for the Russian Navy.

Loki actually looks nice for Russian standards, Button down shirt, and sandals. All good except for his backwards pants.

Hello Russian Citizens it's I Loki. Watch me as I ride my scooter around the waiting area for the ship. Am I not adorable????

Look the sign says no Smoking, but you know what damn the sign.

He's figured me out, he can see  my camera flash.

Don't worry adults you will get served a boat load of alcohol on this very short tour.

More photos to come.