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... a wooden house in the Dutch style built in 1708 for Peter the Great and his family. This was replaced in 1711 by a stone building, the remains of which formed the foundations of the Hermitage Theatre. Parts of this original palace have now been restored and are open to the public.
Empress Anna Ioannovna was the first of Peter's descendants to reconstruct the palace. In 1731, she commissioned Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the recently appointed court architect ...
... or only spoken language.
Jews were not allowed to go to university, join the government, do business in the major Russian cities, or join the Russian Army.
By the mid 1800's, the ideas of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and “the rights of man” began to permeate Western Europe and a Jewish emancipation began. But in Russia, only a trickle of “useful” Jews were allowed in. ...
... icons. We were not allowed to take photographs inside but were surprised to see a service when we entered so we unable to see as much as we would have at any other time, however what we did see what beautiful. This Church is a cenotaph to those who have lost their lives at sea and for those whose bodies have never been recovered, there are plaques in their honour. I bought a couple of beautiful Icons here so I was happy ...
... whole blog post about the metro stations, but apparently you’re not allowed to take photos of the stations, which gives further evidence to suggest that they were indeed intended as bomb shelters. The metro system in St. Petersburg is very similar to the one in Kiev – from the frequency of the trains to the depth of the stations, and I wonder if those stations were built with a similar purpose in mind.
We have had ...
... all the fountains. Their claim to fame is that none operate with pumps. Birdie- I visited the aviaries for you. They were built in 1771 so the Royal Family could keep birds outside in the summer. The peaceful pond is worth the entry... just me and a couple of lovely swans. I visit the town's cathedral. Such a peaceful place to sit and think. That evening I get all ...