On Wednesday, the nanny took us to the Yekaterinburg museum, which is quite nice actually. Unfortunately, I was chasing after Jack while the nanny translated for my parents, so I missed a lot of the history of the city (along with the 3-D movie!). I plan on going back at some point so I can get up to speed. On the bright side, there's a theater museum upstairs, and I got to check out some of the beautiful costumes used in stage productions.
|Jackie plays the role of the black knight.|
They also had some amazing puppets on display. I wish I'd had more time to look at them, because they were truly impressive.
|Isn't she fabulous??|
|The Church on the Blood|
|One of the seven churches at Ganina Yama.|
|The inner courtyard of Bazhov's childhood home.|
|Chillin' (literally) at Talc Lake.|
|One of the many mushrooms we saw (this one was NOT edible).|
|Another view of Talc Lake.|
|One side will make you grow smaller...|
Just kidding. Those lovely women actually found that in the forest. Apparently it's edible, if you're inclined to eat twenty-pound mushrooms.
It's been lovely exploring this fascinating region for the past few days, and I'm thrilled to say there's far more to see. So if you're contemplating a visit, I PROMISE we'll keep you busy. There's cross-country skiing and dog sledding in the winter, horse-back riding and fishing in the summer, and something like twenty theaters, thirty museums, and so far at least five good restaurants in the city itself (give us time - we're just getting started on eating our way through the next two years). And I haven't even gotten started on the shopping.