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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

St Petersburg and the glorified school trip!!

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin on Sep 03, 2015

2 comments, 23 photos

... stage in most of the rooms. Passing through the dining room for the courtiers in attendance, we entered the Portrait Hall, 100 square metres of ceiling to wall portraits. We all seemed worried that Marina was going to explain each painting to us but she briefly pointed out the large formal portraits of Empress Catherine I and Empress Elizabeth Petrovna as well as paintings of Natalya Alexeyevna, sister of Peter the Great, and Empress Catherine II. The next room was ...

St Petersburg in two Days

A travel blog entry by parkerjudy on May 28, 2015

12 photos

... onto the eldest daughter. She also had a summer house in the country and had travelled to most other European countries. We also heard that people were moving out from the city centre to live in newer apartment blocks. Both days we were taken to food courts in shopping g centres for lunch. One of these was very new and modern, just like a shopping centre in any other city, the only difference being that there were very few shoppers. Photos posted ...

Fun facts - Russia

A travel blog entry by jmayo on May 14, 2015

5 comments, 7 photos

... is about 8 screens long and prints to 2 full pages with small type. List every country you've been to in the past 10 years with dates. Past 2 jobs with bosses name and phone number. If you're divorced they need your ex's name and birthdate. What cities you'll visit. Hotel letters that cover every night you're in Russia and include they're stamp (I was worried here, since we were on a train one night. They didn't seem to notice). You print out the form, get new passport ...

Visit to the Hermitage and the Ballet

A travel blog entry by hulleys on Sep 24, 2014

16 photos

... collections of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Reubens and Rembrandt. Finally we left through a gallery containing Canova sculptures. A whirlwind tour but it is only possible to digest so much.

We were back at the ship by 15:00 and had a couple of hours to relax before having an early dinner and getting ready for our trip to the ballet in the evening.

Our evening took us to the ...

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... cigarette cases, ashtrays, etc.) by Carl Faberge, important Russian paintings and portraits of the Czars, Catherine the Great’s chandelier, porcelain services, liturgical icons, gold and bejeweled chalices, furniture, and imperial jewelry. She brought it all back to Hillwood, her Washington D.C. estate she turned into a museum. It is still a museum to this day and it houses the most important Russian Art collection outside of Russia.

After the Kremlin, we took a tour ...