Sonata Hotel on Bolshoy
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... 8217;s metro system, which I didn’t know is apparently world famous for being the nicest subway. It really was, too. The metro stations had marble columns and crystal chandeliers hanging from mosaic ceilings depicting different scenes from Russian history. It was so clean, too! The trains were very quiet and clean as well. If the subway in New York was like that, I might want to use it more often. After some more free time at Red Square and dinner at a restaurant, we went to ...
... 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 ...
... museum is located. I headed south from St Isaacs, following the map in my lonely planet guide (looking like a total tourist). I soon found Kuznechny Ulitsa (Street) and found the flat. The area hasn't changed all that much. I didn't go into the museum because apart from the fact it was closed, hardly anything in the flat is his original belongings.
*SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO READ "CRIME AND PUNISHMENT"*
Dostoyevsky set Crime and Punishment in ...
... or kneel, they must not sit.
We have early admission to the Hermitage Museum, part of which is the former winter palace. It is a place that you could spend days going from room to room looking at the collections of artifacts and paintings and tapestries and listening to the stories that go with them but thankfully we only have 2 hours!
Today we have Russian Pie at Stolle's for lunch. They are quite tasty but the 'pastry' is like ...
... theatrical/musical/dance folk show that was truly world-class.
Classically trained magicians, singers and dancers performed many
vignettes that were simply astonishingly wonderful both visually and
musically. There were a couple of comedy bits that although
completely in Russian, were hilarious for us given the acting. No
matter where in the world we've traveled, we have found a commonality
amongst cultures – everyone loves to laugh.