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From (19th-century) Russia, with Love

From (19th-century) Russia, with Love

by Sean Forester, leader of our September 2019 trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg For many of us, the images we have formed of Russia are rooted in Soviet times: We picture a tyrannical and bureaucratic country full of dreary buildings. Or maybe our images come from Hollywood and its […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

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Apr 30, 2014

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

NOTA BENE: Many of you will know that Sean Forester, classical painter and lover of 19th century Russian art, literature and music, had to cut short his trip due to a death in the family. Sean did get to escort the group through the Tetryakov Gallery in Moscow and lead […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Report from Russia, April 2014

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Report from Russia, April 2014

A group of 16 travellers accompanied Sean Forester to Russia to travel back in time to its golden age of art, music, and literature. They are discussing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and have already enjoyed Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. But when one travels with Sean, […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Sean Forester on 19th century Russian Art

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Sean Forester on 19th century Russian Art

At Toronto Pursuits last week, we had an evening travel bazaar where leaders for upcoming trips to India, Iceland, Turkey, and New Orleans were able to talk about the delights that await traveller to those destinations. Sean Forester, who will be leading our Russia’s Golden Age trip, was in California […]

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