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My impression of St. Petersburg, not shared by everyone, is that it seems to be a city past its prime.
At one time, it was a cosmopolitan city, built in the style of Europe's finest capitals, with beautiful buildings, wide boulevards, canals and bridges, grand palaces for the royal families, and lots of green parklands.
But the centuries haven't been kind to St. Petersburg. Wars, the Bolshevik revolution, the ...
... we stepped back in time to view many of the buildings from the bygone era including the world-renown Hermitage and Winter Palace.
On the second day we ventured out into the countryside to visit Russia's answer to Versailles ... Catherine's Palace and then onto its 'poor' cousin .. Peterhof.
We became overwhelmed and saturated with the grandeur of it all. While it was extremely interesting and a once in a life-time experience it certainly ...
I had done so much yesterday that was a little pooped out today and slept in until late. I also had to do a little planning too as the original plan was to go to Tallinn after St. Pete. Now I was just making it up as I went along. So this morning I did a quick search for what there was to do in Vilnius and also planned the rest of my route back to London (original plan had me going through Berlin to Amsterdam and then catching ...
... wandering back to the hostel. I couldn't help stopping off at Kazan Cathedral again. I went inside and this time took some photos. I didn't want to use a flash so I did some 10-14 second exposures resting the camera on the floor propped up with my Lonely Planet guide. Another use for the book! The two statues outside the cathedral are of generals Kuznetsov and De Tolle, leaders of the Russian army that defeated Napoleon. I couldn't help but snap a photo ...
... Some restoration has been done and what has been completed looks very good. A very friendly cat, from one of the 5 monks who live here wrapped itself around my legs. Thre museum was very interesting (no pictures allowed, with the lower floor featuring a lot of articts from the early years of the Monestary while the second floor housed many priceless icons that have been featured in museums all over the world. We also went into the ...