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... of large pieces of amber, that the restoration workers were forced to buy pieces on the Russian version of eBay.
So why was photography not allowed here? Our guide just shrugged. Sometimes there are rules that don't necessarily make sense, but cannot be questioned.
Even the floors were interesting.
In one room, the guide pointed out the inlaid parquet created a three-dimensional effect that was so unusual ...
... safe for us. He just mentioned to watch out for the usual pickpocketing that you find in any city and also to never drink Vodka because it is impossible to tell if it is real. There have been many cases of people selling poison in bottles instead of Vodka. Anyway, I know that there was a Malaysian plane that was shot down recently over Ukraine, which is nowhere near where we are. Then there was a train that got derailed in Moscow, which turned into a silly rumor on the ship that was ...
... later one won the argument and I was on the train bound for Vilnius via Belarus. Neither of them can speak English, so I had no idea what was going on, they just showed me to my seat and that was that. I can honestly say I was **** scared at this point because I knew I was going somewhere I shouldn't be and was rather stupidly hoping that they would just let me through and everything will be ok. So I went to sleep and hoped for the ...
... experience to talk to a Russian. He used to visit Peterhof as a boy all the time in the summer and this was the first time he had been back in many years.
Soon after founding St Petersburg in 1703, Tsar Peter the Great started construction of what became Peterhof soon after. At first Peter built "Monplaisir" ("My pleasure"), a very small residence right on the seafront before starting construction on the Grand Palace. Numerous Tsars after Peter added to the Grand Palace, but it ...
... and more tours of
cathedrals and palaces. We rode the subway system around town for
part of the day. . . .what a ride! The subway is not only the
furthest underground in the world (over 300 feet deep), but, built
with marble and decorated with mosaics. We visited Yusopov Palace and
witnessed a vivid interpretation of the surprisingly long and
agonizing murder of Rasputin. We drove outside of town and were
amazed to see the meticulous restoration ...