By the Hermitage
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Sunday Sept. 20th
Another bright sunny day but cool. We set out on our own tour walking to St. Isaac Cathedral and then across the Neva River to the Hermitage -- a running marathon was in progress with the finish line at the museum. We crossed the huge square next to Catherine's Palace which she didn't like because of the statue in front (she complained that everytime she looked out all she saw was the butt of the horse). We continued ...
Good sleep though felt I was on the train when I got up and had to hold onto things. We went to the restaurant for buffet breakfast. It was basic but only $10 each. Little spits of rain as we walked alongside a canal to The Hermitage. We were early, and just as well as the queue began to extend for a long way. James got in line for a ticket machine, and that was such a good idea as when it opened we by passed the by now, very ...
... at the end of the war. It remains one of the great mysteries that many historians have tried unsuccessfully to solve.
Flash photos weren't allowed in the 'new' Amber Room due to potential damage to the stone, but we were able to tour the Amber Workshop in another building on the grounds of the Palace. A much lesser-known attraction, it's the workplace of craftsmen who re-created the Amber Room from old black and white ...
... s Cathedral. Incredible interior, the vastness and richness is impossible to capture. Steve lit a candle for his mother in the beautiful candle lighting area. Mandy thought candles were only for remembering the dead, but apparently not! Tip of the day, let the wax drip into holder then use it to hold the candle securely...
Walked the 269 steps to the top of the Colonnade for spectacular views over the city. The numbers ...
... G20 summit meeting in the next few days - the heads of government should be impressed too.
Back to St Petersburg and the Winter Palace and the attached Hermitage museum. Basically more of the same without the fire in the middle and no over shoes but photography allowed. The place is vast - 20 kms of corridors - with the museum showing only some of its collection. If you spent 10 seconds looking at ...