Best Eastern Sonata Mayakovskaya Street
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... us as we were the only ones held up.
We spent 2 busy days touring St Petersburg with a very good guide.
First up, we travelled one stop on the subway. The stations are amazing - beautifully decorated with mosaics and so clean. Then we saw The "fortress island" (can't remember the name) where the Cathedral of St Peter & Paul is. Beside the cathedral is "the boathouse" which was built to house Peter the Great's ...
... Today we did our first ship's shore excursion going to The Hermitage were we walked for several hours the had had 3 hours to explore on our own. We walked to the church of the Spilled Blood which we had been to before but had not been inside. It was absolutely mind bogglin. We then walked along some of the canals to Palace Square (which is semi circular) then along Nevskiy Prospekt, the main drag and had lemon tart and a beer in a street ...
... just spectacular. I loved every minute there.
3rd-Church of Our Savior of Spilled Blood, colorful onion- doomed church, name for site of Tzar's assassination. Mosaics embellish walls, floors, and ceilings.
4th Lunch, Pies, we chose 2 each, salmon, a "mystery meat", berries,cheese, surprisingly tasty.
5th-Yusupov Place, extravagant residence of noble family, Rasputin befriended them only to be killed ,legend has it by ...
Packed up our gear, but luckily we were able to leave our big bags at the B & B for the day. Headed out with our back packs to go on the boat cruise that we didn't go on last night. Being a Saturday, there were people everywhere. Had to wait a while for the boat, but plenty of space, so we sat on the top. We didn't really know what to expect when it said "English Guide". We soon found out. We and a few others were given wireless ...
... Mete prepared a well organized program for us. Perhaps a bit too organized J anyway we went first to a cafeteria to have a coffee. Notable was that smoking was allowed inside. After defining our walking route we walked to the direction of the main street, Nevsky Prospekt, and did some small sightseeing. After walking a while we came to the Dom Knigi, which actually means the house of books. Actually it was the historical company building of Singer. These days it is a ...