St. Petersburg Portrait
One of the most exquisite churches we have ever visited is in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called, variously, The Church on Spilled Blood, The Church of the Spilled Blood and The Resurrection Church of Our Savior. It was built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. The outside is lovely, but the inside can only be described as breathtaking, covered from floor to ceiling with the most beautiful mosaics. Illuminated by the sun, and surrounded by angels, this portrait is inside one of the ceiling domes.