St Isaac's Cathedral
Stepping out from under the frozen and bare trees, you approach the magnificent cathedral, glowing brilliantly in the winter sun. In the snow covered grounds, it stands, proud and majestic, the granite warm under the soft blue sky. The craftsmanship and artistry of this elegant structure apparent even at this distance.
The scrunch of the snow as you walk disturbs your quiet thoughts. Here we are but straying pilgrims, yonder shining mansions rise.