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... br> We started with dinner at a Russian restaurant where we all got to know each other. Sam had the borscht- a traditional Russian soup. He also tried some horseradish vodka while I stuck with the Cranberry vodka!
Our day of arrival had also coincided with the end of the White Night Festival - an arts festival held during the summer solstice - and the Scarlet Sails - the bigget night in St Petersburg which celebrates the end of the school year. It was like a ...
This city was founded by Peter the Great. When at war with the Germans the name was changed to Petrograd to sound less Germanic. During the revolution it became Leningrad and was the scene of the siege of Leningrad when the city held out against ...
Labyrinth and gargantuan (elaborate and opulent from Doranne) are the descriptors that come to mind when I think about the Hermitage. It is one of the great galleries of the world. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, it houses over 3 million objects that it could display at one time if it were even more gargantuan (repeating the word for effect). It also has the ...
... Russia in the off season, most of the museums seem to close on Mondays and the last Monday or Tuesday of the month.
We met up with half of our group at 7, the rest were headed out the ballet and Opera, and Olga took us to this fantastic Georgian restaurant where we had a most excellent feed, replete with cold beers for the gents and green lemonade for the ladies. Another hard earned thirst quenched after a hard day pounding the beat.
... off the bus. Bit of an adventure but I got to see some of the city I otherwise wouldn't have.
The Palace itself though is mind blowing. Gold everywhere! I don't think I've ever seen so much in any one place. Everyone has to wear plastic booties on their feet to preserve the floors. Originally built for Catherine I in 1717, Tsarina Elizabeth rebuilt it in the Roccoco style. It was then bequeathed by Catherine ...