This is one of my favorite sculptures anywhere. It is perched on the top of St. Isaac's just one long block from the Neva River in St. Petersburg, which makes it a little difficult to photograph. I climbed to the top of the tower and sat in the below-freezing wind to shoot this, but the view across the city is plenty of reward for the effort. Down from the rooftop and sitting with a cappucino in the hotel restaurant across the street, my numb fingers and nose quickly warmed up.
I'm in Gdansk, Poland, now, and I'll soon have pictures to post, but for now I'm enjoying the memories of last week.