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Catherine’s Palace is situated 25km north of St. Petersburg in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, literally ‘Tsars village’ this is now a part of the town of Pushkin, named after one of Russia’s most celebrated poets who lived from 1799-1837. The Palace was commissioned by Catherine I, Empress of Russia in 1717 as a summer residence. It took just under an hour to arrive at the palace. We were rounded up and followed Marina ...
... Along the way we of course saw so many buildings/monuments. The buildings are very monumental in scale, the roads and canals very wide. The buildings of significance were well maintained but many of those lived in, were in a state of disrepair - so much gold leaf, Italian marble and a rainbow of colours; such drab and neglected apartment blocks and a degree of pollution. No renewable energy sources visible here! It's a relatively young ...
... run out of housing now but as we left the river and cruised into Lake Ladoga last night we passed the ancient fortress Schlisselburg guarding the entrance to the river. We forgo the options of folk dancing and language lessons and head to bed. another day done and a couple of cocktails tasted!..a side note: the wine is chilean, italian and russian - which is sweet and not recommended! and about the same price you would pay for a good bottle in a restaurant in NZ but not as good ! Authored by ...
... a tour of the city mainly on the coach to see the highlights including the old KGB headquarters. We did stop in several places and visited Smolny Convent, Peter and Paul's Fortress which houses the Imperial Tombs and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood.
After dinner there was a Cossack show. After such a busy day it was a relief that the show took place in a marquee in the car park next to where the ship was docked.
... of the trip. I would put it on the same level as Versailles. The gold fountains near the palace capture the eye but scattered all over the park there are many more types of fountains & smaller palaces. To feed the fountains the whole hydraulic system is gravity-feed by the water from the Ropsha Hills, 22km away, via 50km of pipes, 22 locks & ...