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... few moments in the cruise terminal with the Russian passport inspectors. I handed over my paperwork, and the woman in a spotless, starched uniform spent a long time comparing my passport with whatever was on her computer screen.
Finally she printed out a day pass with my name and other details in English and Cyrillic characters, to be collected when we returned to the ship after our eight hour tour.
It was about ...
DAY 10 ..... Thursday, May 28th ..... St. Petersburg
DAY 11 ..... Friday, May 29th ..... St. Petersburg
Now we are in the home of the Imperial Court of the Russian Tzars.
We spent two days touring many of the sites that exude the extravagant and obscene opulence of those times.
On the first day we started by traveling on the city Metro System and saw some of the beautiful art and decoration that adorns many of the stations.
We arrived in St. Petersburg bright and early in the morning (6 AM). After a western breakfast and coffee, people had a shower at the hotel and then it was off to the Hermitage. As the cold, crisp morning air bit into us, we took some pictures outside. We then went inside and explored ...
... century. Lots of Viking artefacts from the area, including some very nice jewellery and weapons.
The displays for the 18th - 20th centuries thankfully contained more English information, probably because they were much newer displays. One display was a hugely long lithograph of both sides of Nevskii Prospekt from the mid 1700s. The very cool thing is that I found the building im staying in. Plus you can pull down hidden photos of the buildings too, so ...
... tour of the Gold Room or Treasury, a collection including Scythian gold 5000 years old and a selection of diplomatic gifts, jewelry and household treasures belonging to the imperial family.
By the time we left the Hermitage, the sun had come out-the first sun we have seen since Lithuania, nine days ago. It was actually warm walking along the Neva to 'The Bronze Horseman', the iconic statue of ...