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... we were not told the title of,
but we were allowed inside. We were told to cover our head upon entering.
Inside held many different altars with candles before them you could light to
honor the saints pictured. After the church we visited the market which had
mostly fruit and chocolates for sale. I did try a particularly good peach, but
of course fruit isn’t allowed on the ship so buying more than one would have
... entitled The Triumph of Russia. Using similar techniques but on a smaller scale, the White Dining Room is equally luxurious but, like many of the rooms in the palace, its grandeur is softened by the presence of a beautiful traditional blue-and-white tiled stove in the corner.
Other highlights of the Grand Enfilade include the Portrait Hall, which contains remarkably good portraits of both Catherine and Elizabeth, the Picture Gallery, in which almost every inch ...
... story is all about Roman gladiators and the fighting scenes, dancing and scenery were really dramatic and exciting. If you are someone who thinks you wouldn't like going to a ballet - go to this one, it was like watching a film on stage with outstanding music!
The city has a much more ...
... simple and modest things. We walked for miles, or so it seemed, through the gardens and maze of fountains, in the blistering heat we have had for the past few days now. Exhausted, we stopped for a drink at a small café on the grounds and got our energy back. The boat ride back dropped us off right at our next destination, the Hermitage. It is a huge complex of five large buildings, designed to ...
... and what an amazing city, grand architecture on a large scale. Not big high rise monstrosities but just large impressive buildings with fine detailing. Very solid, purposeful and imposing, lovely. They call St Petersburg the 'Venice of the North' and we can see why, canals branch off all over the place from the two main rivers that divide the city and islands. But as winter draws on they are all starting to freeze over and with the ...