Classical Addiction has showcased many blogs on the great beauty that is in Russia; from the Amber Room, Alexander Palace, Catherine Palace and The Hermitage. I was unfamiliar with Sochi and am really enjoying all aspects of this beautiful location for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
View of Sochi with its 90 miles of waterfront on the Black Sea. It is geographically located entirely within European Russia with the Caucasus Mountains falling on the Asian side.
Sochi has a humid subtropical climate with mild winter temperatures of 52 degrees in the day and 39 degrees at night from December through March. It is a beautiful location for the Winter Olympics.
The Opening Ceremony was very impressive. Here are some memorable pictures.
The scale was enormous. It must have been quite an experience to be in this venue which was created just for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Like the Chinese Opening Ceremony they had images projected on the floor and the latest technology using a computer operated gantry system to move these huge light sculptures through the space. Multi-Dimensional painting is most certainly the theater experience of the future.
They have the fabulous onion domes which added a surreal portrayal to the unfolding of Russian history.
Their Peace Dove was my absolute favorite.
Sochi National Park Waterfall
St. Vladimir Church
Flowers are nature’s fleeting works of art, whether captured by the camera or an artist they look so beautiful as a collection framed within a wall panel.
I love botanical prints and found a great selection of antique botanical prints. Here are some by Ellen Wilmott which were done in 1910. They are $95.
Photographers today are doing amazing work with flowers. I love when they zoom in on blossoms. Joyce Tenneson has a beautiful collection in her book Intimacy. Her compositions are lovely and would be fabulous framed in a series.
Some fleeting beauties captured.
Real or painted??
A Beautiful book Flowers by Carolyn Roehm. Amazing photography. You can flip through this book on Amazon to see the contents. I am happy it is Spring and gathering these images has been so much fun.