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TravelPod Member ReviewsNevsky Hostel St. Petersburg
cozy and quiant. Right next to the Hermitage and the Cazan. SUCH a great place for the location and price. The location is what really makes it worth it.
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... Moscow, it's western influence can be seen everywhere. What a lovely place. The Hermitage is half palace, half museum (well, now it's just a museum). The buildings of the Hermitage might actually be more incredible than the art they hold. Naturally, Ross and I spent most of our time photographing the architecture. We love museums and this one may be the most spectacular yet. We got back to the ship at around 3:30, just enough ...
... the Gulf of Finland. My hostel was off the main street called Nevskiy Prospect and one of my first views of the city is a canal with the Kazan Cathedral on one end and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (nice ring to it, must sound a little more elegant in Russian) at the other. With all of this beauty comes a price, which were high taxes on the peasantry and the deaths of many conscripted to build, due to horrible ...
Struck by the clouds of cruel fate
My crown of Summer bloom is sere
Alone and sad, I watch and wait
And wonder if the end is near.
- Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is one of, if not the most, celebrated poet Russia has ever produced. His wife Natalya was the object of the desires of D'Anthès, a French military officer in Russia to make his fortune. Soon after ...
... school here, his lyceum is still standing and there is a monument in his honor, both of which are visible on the walk to the town's main attraction, Catherine's Summer Palace.
Begun by Empress Elizabeth in honor of her father, Peter the Great, it was perfected by Catherine the Great. The Palace was designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, a French born Italian architect who worked in an opulent late Baroque style. The ...
... There is a large amount of reconstruction going on, a process that has been on-going since World War II, albeit rather erratically depending on the prevailing political winds. There was some loss during the period of 'Stalin Architecture' when buildings were destroyed to make way for these typically massive, solid looking edifices. However usually the great heritage buildings became museums and if not being renovated were at least only succumbing to normal ...