Hostel Griboedova, 71
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... on Saturday morning, and the streets were deserted. Our bus driver sped (and I mean that literally) down wide streets, and before long, we arrived at Catherine's Palace.
We were met by a five-man brass band dressed in colorful uniforms.
"Where are they from?" they asked our guide. When she told them most of us were from America, they quickly launched into the opening stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner, and ...
... we stepped back in time to view many of the buildings from the bygone era including the world-renown Hermitage and Winter Palace.
On the second day we ventured out into the countryside to visit Russia's answer to Versailles ... Catherine's Palace and then onto its 'poor' cousin .. Peterhof.
We became overwhelmed and saturated with the grandeur of it all. While it was extremely interesting and a once in a life-time experience it certainly ...
... of the summer palace and the amazing works of art located within.
After exploring this massive collection, it was time for a quick bite to eat and a power nap on the bus. St. Petersburg was explored and we saw many of the beautiful sights the
city has to offer. This included ...
... saw my hostel as it looked in 1903.
The later displays covered the development of the city into an industrial centre and the plight of the city's poorest classes that created. Sadly there wasn't much info on the city during the 900 day siege of World War 2, but I guess there are 8 blockade museums elsewhere in the city as it is.
Moving on I then went into a small museum actually in the curtain wall of the fortress on the history of the ...
... Great on his horse by Falconet, commissioned by Catherine and given to the city in 1782. We take pictures and move on to St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox Church in the city, where we take more pictures of the famous colonnade.
As we stroll along, the Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's main street, we have a chance to examine t he decorations on the buildings, admire the pretty ...