Hostel Griboedova, 71
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... many low bridges and funnily enough there was on e part of the canal which was kind of like where Canaletto painted so with a bit of luck I’ll get to Venice to compare. Certainly the temperature is now hot so we could easily be in the Med.
Following the canal trip we visited a St Isaac’s Cathedral, the ceilings here are just magnificent, its very busy here, be on ones guard for pick pockets (I know its a house of God) they seem to ...
... the 1700's.
And I thought the winter palace was good.
Was i in for another surprise ?
I arrived at 10.45am, just in time for the switching on of the fountains (which is done to music).
The gardens spread out as far as the eye can see right along the Baltic shoreline (where jet foils now and again spoil the tranquility transporting people in from St Petersburg).
There were fountains everywhere and all different ...
... clean. The hotel also has a kitchen area for guests where you can get a hot drink, which is great. It is also very central, with the zoo park across the road. In actual fact, the park is huge and extends from the Peter and Paul fortress for a good two kilometres. We went for a walk after we checked in and it was lovely to see St Petersburg in holiday mode. Check out the St Petersburg version of "Scarborough Beach" in Perth! I have taken a few photographs during ...
... of several other publishing organizations found space in the building, including Lendetgiz - the Leningrad Children's State Publisher, which had among its employees a number of celebrated writers, including Daniil Kharms and Mikhail Zoshchenko.
Dom Knigi, the main state bookseller, was opened in the building in 1938. During the Siege of Leningrad, the shop continued to operate even when a bomb was ...
... the age of nine and have performed their parts in Swan Lake for the past twelve years.
Allan skipped the ballet and decided on a River Cruise instead. Although raining it did provide more opportunities for some photos of the city from a different perspective. The group were treated to some classic Russian music from the band on board. We were also plied with plenty of Russian Vodka to ensure we all enjoyed this experience.