Day # 151 in lockdown in Mumbai, India hotel…Never knew how hard this would be…Photos from St. Petersburg…

  • Photo of a canal at the Peterhof Fountain Park and Garden in St. Petersburg, Russia. For more photos, please click here.

    Unsure if this post will get online today or in the days to come, I’m spending less time posting photos, captions and text. I’m at a loss as to when our site will become “live” again enabling our readers to continue to read new and old posts.

    Real gold leaf was used in these buildings.
    Based on the huge size of our site, getting it uploading is proving to be a long and complicated process.

    Each day, the web developers ask me to be patient while they continue to try to get the site back up and I remain frustrated regardless of these reassurances. Had I known this would transpire, I don’t believe I would have been willing to make such a substantial change.

    We toured many exquisite buildings such as this.

    It’s been especially challenging based on the fact I am also dealing with the loss of my dear sister only days ago. Of course, continuing to be stuck in this hotel room isn’t making it any easier. Listen to me whinging (whining, complaining)!

    One of the many beautiful gardens.

    Little did I know how dependent I’ve become over the years of the comfortable routine of preparing a new post each morning for the past many years. Recently, my routine is thoroughly out-of-kilter so I decided I’d prepare a new post today, even if it may not be online anytime soon.

    An elaborate fountain in a man-made pond.

    Many readers/friends often ask how I manage to “make myself” prepare a new post 365 days a year. Oddly, it never felt as if it was a task or obligation. Although, I’ve always made it a priority when we had plans for any particular morning.

    More fountains with extensive detail.

    We’d often planned to return from sightseeing or other outings in time to prepare a new post since I’ve never felt like doing it in an evening. Once 5:00 pm comes, I prefer to be off my computer and out of my head.

           One of many towers at Peterhof Fountain Park and Garden in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    A nice dinner, great conversation, in normal times a glass of wine with a pleasant evening on a veranda overlooking our scene-of-the-moment has always been a priority, not only since we’ve been traveling but also in our old lives.

    It was a beautiful sunny day and the facility was packed with tourists.

    Now, in this particularly odd situation stuck in a hotel room for five months, we still partake in good conversation but are seriously lacking in the scenery, the wine, and the veranda.

    Instead, we hide away, engrossed in a few good TV series on one of several streaming services we are using at this time. Right now, at night, we’re streaming Lucifer (just ok) and the absolutely engrossing, The Man in the High Tower, free on Amazon Prime.

    Another stunning fountain.

    In the late afternoon, we watch mindless drivel, nothing of great importance. During dinner, we watch the light, silly show, Schitt’s Creek, which is always good for a chuckle or two.

    My personal recent viewing obsession, after posting each day, for about an hour, I watch The 100 on Netflix. Tom doesn’t care for dystopian, sci-fi type shows so I am on my own on this. I know I’ve mentioned this in the past, but if you like sci-fi, (or not) this show is the best TV series of this type I’ve seen in years. I watch it with my laptop on my lap using my earbuds so it doesn’t disturb Tom.

    A couple dressed for the era, charging fees for photos.

    Hopefully, our new site will be up and running soon. All of today’s photos are from the Peterhof Fountain Park and Garden in St. Petersburg, Russia one year ago.
    Have a peaceful day!

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    Photo from one year ago today, August 21, 2019:

    Exquisite house on the waterfront in Helsinki. For more photos, please click here.

     

 

 

 

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