Rinaldi On Grecheskiy
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... being taken back to the Winter Palace (as requested) to die. There is a canopy inside the church at the exact spot he was stabbed. The interior of the church was amazing. Floor to ceiling the walls were covered in paintings and gilding (gold being a popular and recurring theme in Russian palaces and churches!).
That afternoon our guide took us through the State Hermitage which is a museum located in what was the Winter Palace (plus another 5 historic buildings) that ...
... The Hermitage was our first stop, famed palace of the other Russian "Great" - Catherine II. She started her art collection in 1764, and The Hermitage is now one of the top three museums in the world. I generally share my opinion with our groups that the collections are phenomenal, but the building that houses them is equally stunning - grand and glorious rooms and halls commissioned by some of the most autocratic monarchs of the ...
... There are experts in house to catalogue, restore and repair everything. This was a wonderful extra for us and a really enjoyable addition to our wonderful day.
In the evening, Wen went to the ballet at The Conservatory Theatre to see a performance of Swan Lake. Russian ballet in St Petersburg was a dream come true.
Big day and lots of highlights.
Jeff and Wendy
... The shifty looking Policeman, babushka's and trendy students. There are no bus stops per se (other than at key stops or the beginning and end) people just hail them from the street side, or in some cases along our route in the middle of junctions and along big trunk roads. You also pay as you get off and not as you get on.
Our hostel was a short walk from Sennaya Plaza just down the road from Decembrist Square. ...
... Helsinki much; it was very grey and gloomy and
the main downtown core is mainly grey skyscrapers- but maybe it's more enjoyable now in the summer. Tallinn and Riga were wonderful medieval
towns and so charming! Had a nice night
out in Tallinn as a couple of us spent the night in a hostel rather than on the
boat, and we woke up to the city covered in snow. In Riga we unfortunately only had
a day but it was at the end of our trip before heading back ...