Sonata Hotel on Bolshoy

Address: P.S., Bolshoi Ave., 51/9, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | B&B
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Amber!

A travel blog entry by suncitygaltx on Jun 15, 2015

1 comment, 26 photos

... original room covered about 180 square feet and glowed with six tons of amber and other semi-precious stones. The amber panels were backed with gold leaf, and historians estimate that, at the time, the room was worth $142 million in today's dollars.

The Jan. 1941 German invasion of Russia led to the looting of tens of thousands of art treasures, including the illustrious Amber Room. The trail of the Amber Room was lost ...

Hermitage, Petergof and Marinski

A travel blog entry by blaurin on Aug 03, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... of things at the Hermitage, but I have been to the Louvre, in Paris and a range of other massive galleries in the world. As Maria said, it would take ten years to see it all. I would have appreciated it if she had asked us if there were any particular things we would like to see, rather than her taking us to what she thought we should see. Yes, it was great to see so many masterpieces, especially so of the Spanish painters, such as Tintaretto, as I have not seen ...

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... by word of mouth and turns into a game of telephone. Everyone seemed pretty nervous that it would be dangerous, but I don’t really understand what everyone was getting so worked up about. Semester at Sea would never let us go if it put us in danger. In fact, we had a special briefing early in the morning before the ship was cleared, with a very nice diplomat who came on board to talk to us about any concerns and to answer questions. He said not to worry and that he felt that ...

Surreptitious and Stylish

A travel blog entry by madanaki on Apr 17, 2014

7 comments, 20 photos

... Vive la Candy Revolution!

Finally we emerged from the Hermitage, battle sore and weary, and stumbled into a little hole in the wall cafe to have a meal that looked not too dissimilar to the photos. Steve learned a few more words of Russian - Tooylet = Toilet. (Who knew?) And Nyet kreashay = no smoking zone. Yes, they still smoke in cafés, bars and buildings here. They do have non smoking sections in some cafés but it's a bit like having a non ...

Last day in Russia

A travel blog entry by guytang on Mar 06, 2014

7 photos

... to anyone coming to St. Pete. There is also an option to go the spire and get an arial view St. Pete, but it was so grey and gloomy today that I didn't go. After the cathedral, I walked around town for a bit, brought some souvenirs and went back to the hotel to grab my stuff for tonight I was getting in a sleeper train to Vilnius. I made it to my train with about 10 minutes to spare which was a little tight for my liking but ...