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Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
of 161
Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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25229
Page 201 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
used as a public thoroughfare. Looking from The Tr?itzki Bridge one sees the magnificence of the Neva, the wide, curving river with the great palaces upon its banks & bordering upon its quays. The big yellow painted block of the Admiralty, dominating the intervening houses the great, golden dome of St. Isaac's - the most prominent of Petrograd's landmarks - past the Admiralty rises the interminable dull, crimson facade of the Winter Palace, further in the Marble Palaces & still further, at the end of the long succeeding vista of more palaces, can be distinguished the red frontage of the British Embassy.
The sunsets here are gorgeous - Petrograd is most certainly a city of sunsets & looking away to the west on a frosty afternoon, the church domes & many spires standing out like burnished gold standing out against a darkling background, aglow with the ruddy flame of a low westering sun, is a picture one doesn't easily forget. Another "landmark" is the fortress of "St. Peter & St. Paul" - opposite our Embassy - the "home of political prisoners", it just seems part of St. Peter's capital.
"Patience is a virtue" is now our watch word! But we're ever so fit, although impatient & longing to get out of Russia./
1916
20.4 x 16.0 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection