Cape Gazette in Russia during Dwyer cruise on Baltic Sea
Cape Gazette readers Peggy & Tim Dwyer of Lewes recently took a 14-day cruise on the Baltic Sea.
Ports of call included Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland & Poland.
Here they are pictured at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to Wikipedia, construction began in 1883 during the reign of Alexander III, 2 years after the assassination of his father Alexander II. The church was dedicated to be a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Estimates suggest that the construction cost 4.5 million rubles. The construction was completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors.