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... earlier that day, so we mostly dozed on the hour+ ride out to Catherine's Palace. In true Russian form, it's painted a very bright blue with gold and white trim. It's startling how much gold they use here on their buildings!!
We toured the carriage house and viewed several of the original carriages used by the royal family. After that we were driven to the main grounds where we were able to enjoy shots of vodka, caviar and other snacks. I ...
On Earth, the landforms, people and nature have relationships and these relationships change from place to place because of temperature, climate and landform. In St. Petersburg, Russia, the winters are long and cold and the summers are short and humid. That affects the relationship between St. Petersburg’s landforms, nature and its people. Since the winters are long and cold, that affects the people by not being able to farm at all ...
... the order takers crazy!
Our last stop of the day was at the Faberge Museum, which opened in 2013. Unfortunately photos were not permitted. A private museum dedicated to repatriating Russian cultural items of great significance, it contains over 4,000 works made in Peter Carl Faberge's studios in Russia during the 19th century. The most well known items were the Faberge eggs, which were made for the family of Tsar Alexander III; each ...
... seems a bit rougher but soon we are back to sleep fortunately there are not many stops that wake you up and no one else comes to our carriage. Our arrival in St. Petersburg is at 10:25 so no rush to get up. We also lost 2 hours due to time differences in the last 24 hours so feeling very tired. Arrive in SP and find our train has enlarged by a number of carriages. Somewhere along the way someone had added carriages and people to our train. This meant we had a longer walk to get ...
I love Russia!! At least, St Petersburg and Moscow….I probably wouldn't like the rest of the country in the vast tundra of Siberian nothingness. But as for the two major cities, I completely understand what charmed my great-grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post when she came here in 1936 with her third husband, Joseph Davies, who President Roosevelt appointed as the 2nd U.S. ambassador to Soviet Russia. I tried imagining what the Russians under Stalin’s reign ...