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From Russia with love

From Russia with love

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I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. This week I have something a little different lined up, next week we’ll be back to normal though! So the plan for this week is to share a little bit of Russia with you!

Why Russia, you ask, have I even been there? No… but a good friend of mine, Bronwyn, recently got back from an inspiring trip there and her photos were just amazing! Everything is so different to here, the architecture, the culture, the fashion, the people, I thought you’d enjoy doing a little armchair travel with me.

First up, some more rustic images, I absolutely love the ornate woodwork…
Russia a
Russia b
I love this house, it looks like it’s comes straight out of a fairytale, and the kitten, too cute!
Russia c
Russia d
How sweet is this cottage? So picturesque…
Russia i
Russia f
Russia j
Russia k
Russia h
Russia l
Russia g
And Bronwyn’s tip of the day is, “If I could give one pice of advice to anyone travelling to Russia, it would be to learn the basics of the language. You’ll find people more forthcoming if you’ve made an effort to learn to speak their language, and you’ll miss out on a lot if you don’t understand any Russian.”
 
Finally just a few traditional, typical Russian souvenirs, I’ve always wanted a set of nesting dolls!
Russia collage mon

Photo credits: postcard via la douleur exquise, all photos except last by Bronwyn M, Kenzo advert from Russian Vogue Aug 09

Collage credits: Paisley scarf from Russian Legacy, icon from The Russian Shop, Matryoshka nesting dolls from The Russian Shop, wooden toys from Plümo

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  1. Being Brazen

    14 December

    Nice pictures – I so want to go to Russia.

    PA – I have a change on my current bird giveaway – please take a looksy

  2. Vanilla Press

    14 December

    Wow, what amazing pictures!Would love to visit Russia, my husband has always said he wants to go there.
    x

  3. Federica

    14 December

    Beautiful photos! Russia looks like a beautiful and interesting place to visit.
    Happy new week!

  4. cape fiction

    14 December

    yay, so excting to see my pics up, and I love how you've put them all together 🙂

  5. Kaylovesvintage

    14 December

    nice, love to go to St Petersbourg for christmas

  6. Kris

    14 December

    Everything looks so colorful and beautiful. definitely on the list of places to visit!

  7. Jaime

    14 December

    Oh fabulous- so rich in culture!

  8. Melanie's Randomness

    15 December

    I love those nesting dolls. These pictures are beautiful!! Russia is definitely somewhere I have to go one day. =)

  9. Rambling Tart

    15 December

    Oh wow, wow, wow! I think this is my absolute favorite post of yours thus far. 🙂 I was able to live in Russia for a few months many years ago, and this brings back such gorgeous, happy memories. 🙂 THANK YOU!!!

  10. Amy

    16 December

    Beautiful photos! This is is definitely what I think of when I think Russia. That photo of the window is gorgeous. I would love to go someday.

  11. gail.k

    19 December

    Stunning!!! pics — well done Bronwyn. I loved the sunflowers in the garden!Beautiful blog which looks so inviting!

  12. Govorim po russki s udovolstviem

    22 April

    thank you for this post!
    If you don't mind, I posted it in our blog about Russia, with the link to your blog, of course!

    http://govorim-po-russki.blogspot.com/2012/04/from-russia-with-love.html

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