Nevsky Prospect B&B
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... soviet era cars about the place, strange mullet haircuts, stern officials and for some reason brides (we saw at least 10 per day) everywhere as well as, extravagant Stalin-era architecture the whole city was an experience and one that immediately demanded more than 72 hours. Our first day we visited Peter and Paul’s fortress where Peter the Great first established the city. Here we saw also the associated church, old political prison and military museum (all ...
... know the details of the exhibition, I needed to search the info on the Internet. Of course I did stop in front of a few ones. Especially I liked the tapestry. All were hand made and very exquisite. The middle east style could appeal to me. Some interesting items were ailen to me before. One was a lamp, with a thick stand but looked more like a trophy. I couldn't remember all of them. Sometimes I will ask myself what is the point of visiting a museum ...
WEATHER: 13-22. Partly cloudy
Firstly, for us to be in St Petersburg founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, was a dream realised - as was our first tour, The Hermitage. Catherine the Great founded the Museum in 1764 with the first collection of 255 paintings from Berlin. Since then the collection has grown to over 3 million pieces of art and artifacts from all over the world ...
Well, the big day has arrived to visit the Winter Palace and Hermitage. A short walk in the falling snow to the Palace and in amongst the crowds and yes our information was right...it's free, but you still need to get a ticket and go through airport style security! Join another queue to check in our coats and again the obvious jobs worth approach in dealing with their tasks...will explain later. Also as mentioned before, people in meaningless employment sat in 'sentry ...
... size and layout - a bedroom the size of a small ballroom, and ceiling the height of two normal rooms. It gets to -30C here in winter. How on earth did they heat them?
Each room had a middle aged woman sitting watch, any transgression and they moved like lightening, "Nyet, NYET!" The only real thing that hinted of the Soviet era I've seen. A walk into the toilet and there was a white haired little old lady cleaning round the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed