5 Evenings Guesthouse
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- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... 8217;: ‘Dear Guests’.
Our route to St Catherine’s Palace took us through an area with typically constructed post war Soviet style apartments; all grey and concrete. There is evidence that building work on new apartments is in progress but from what I’ve seen, they are bull dozing the post war, Soviet style apartment blocks and replacing them with apartment blocks that look suspiciously like post war Soviet style apartment blocks (retro, ...
... of the day and a few beers have dinner and finish with some wodka and mixers John thoughtfully purchased! It was Russian dinner tonight with Plentyof folk music, the staff dressed in traditional costume and lots of fun. We start with herring and salad and I cant stand the fish but prue loves it. Each meal has 3 -4 courses lunch and dinner and we are resisting now as it is all too much! We end our evening watching another lock exchange and more wodka. A good day - again. ...
Sites We Visited - The Hermitage, 3000 rooms and 3000000 works of art dating pre 1917 - Peterhof, Peter's Summer House - Catherine's Palace with the famous Amber Room - St Isaac Church - Church of The Spilled Blood These were spectacular, so grand, so opulent, almost overwhelming, especially The Hermitage! And of course we only saw a fraction of what there is to see. The gardens at Peterhof and Catherine's Palace are extensive (tens of acres) and ...
... built in which look like Delft pottery.
One of the highlights of the tour is the fabulous Amber Room which is covered with around 6 tonnes of amber. Unfortunately the Nazis stole the original amber in World War II but it has been meticulously restored.
After the palace tour we spent a little time in the beautiful gardens where Catherine had an elaborate terraced summer house where she could walk alone.
After lunch, ...
... next floor up was really impressive. It had all sorts of treasures like Russian icons, gigantic sized bibles bound in jewel encrusted gilt silver, and lots of important trophies, statues and serving pieces all in intricately decorated silver that had belonged on the dining tables of all the czars as well as porcelain sets. The highlight of the Armory Museum was 13 Faberge eggs and many other Faberge items. They are just so much more exquisite in person than in pictures. The detail is ...