Saturday, March 31, 2012

History Lesson

We decided to tour the museum and a cathedral here in the city with our driver who was our guide. He is quite the history buff! It was a very fascinating and educational experience as I'm not particularly knowledgeable in that area. First, we went to St. Michael's Cathedral, we weren't allowed to take pictures, but it was a beautiful place with lots of murals and ornate decor. I think I posted these 2 pictures a couple days ago, but this is the one we were able to go inside of today.

We then went on to the historical museum and were able to survey about 2,000 years of history in a couple hours: ) It was so interesting to see artifacts from thousands of years ago to Christ's time on Earth to the World Wars time.

Vessels from time of Christ

18th century piano forte - one of my husband's favorite pieces from the museum:)

18th Century Baroque Style Carriage - very intricate woodwork and painting

WWII picture of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin

I've never really been into history before as I've always thought it rather boring, but seeing these things in person helps bring it alive. We all enjoyed our time today as we learned about the history of this beautiful people and country!

We are leaving in just a couple of hours for Libby's region on a 15 hour train ride through the night into tomorrow morning. Please pray for us for sleep and to be rested for Monday when we get to hold our baby girl for the first time and speak with the orphanage doctor about her medical condition. I will post when we get there and are settled into our apartment.

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