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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... and she established the "Pale of Settlement," an area at the Western end of the empire that was the only place Jews could live. It was a vast territory that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea and eventually encompassed 5 million Jews – 2/3rds of European Jewry and home to the great centers of Jewish Talmudic and Chassidic life.
At the time, Jews were living a life apart in Poland, with nearly 90% speaking Yiddish as ...
... then back in the mini van to our next stop….Catherine Palace at Pushkin city.
We drove past a few monuments including one which was erected to the victory against Tokyo and another which commemorated the people who lost their lives defending their city of St Petersburg
As we entered the area known as Pushkin city, we drove past a memorial to all the Jewish people who lost their lives during WWII, then past ...
... art. We were thinking that prior to 1917, this stuff must have been cheap. Not any more We would guess. So we are just touring through the Hermitage, Andrea looked around for Ken and sure enough, there he is, talking to someone he knows, not on our tour, just someone he ran into. This is a regular occurrence when we travel. Small world and all that. Coming back in through immigration, Ken's passport apparently broke the computer. He was sent to the other ...
... to stay in the hotels where the locals live. Russian women dress up!!! In the tourist areas all you see are people wearing shorts with white legs, funky hats, carrying cameras, backbacks and waterbottles (like me). Not the Russian working woman. 3 inch heels and tight miniskirts are the business and casual look. I tried to discreetly capture some of these young ladies, but it wasn't easy. Especially with all of the people on the sidewalks. Well here are a few of the good shots.
... every layer of clothing. You could not leave the hostel without donning very thick thermals under jeans and approx 5 tops. We really rated this city as a weekend destination - there is so much to do, and in our 5 days we didn't get to see everything.
Jon shall pick up the blog from here - on the last stop (sob) on our mega RTW trip.
Signing out for the final time (to cook a 3 course dinner),