All the windows above were photographed in Suzdal, Russia.

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Claire Rydell is a professional photographer specializing in travel and cultural images whose work is represented by Getty images.

See a You Tube video tour by Andy Ulyate of images from "Around the World in Eighty Ways."

Claire is a professional musician and has been teaching in the Los Angeles City College District since 2001 (piano, fundamentals of music, music appreciation, chamber music, piano ensemble) in addition to her private studio.

Watch short musical films of Claire playing cello and singing with colleagues.


Claire recently conducted the complete Faure Requiem with the Kirk Community Choir and Orchestra in remembrance of the ten year anniversary of the events of 9/11.

In addition to conducting, Claire is a cellist, arranger (CLICK HERE FOR A CATALOG) and vocalist who has performed in the past with the LA Master Chorale.

Her training includes a B.A. from UCLA where she studied with Paul Reale, Robert Winter and Roger Wagner, and an M.A. from CSUN where she studied with John Alexander and Lawrence Christianson.

Claire has run the St. James Sunday Concerts series since 1998, presenting over 70 eclectic concerts at St James Presbyterian Church where she is the music director.

Information regarding the St. James Sunday Concerts. Artists, contact Claire, who runs the series.

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More Russian architecture images.



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Updated: March 2, 2012.

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