Club Hotel Agni
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... was only one room where photography was prohibited, and in Russia, I'm forgoing my usual habit of flaunting rules like this.
The walls of the Amber Room are covered in mosaics created with large and small pieces of amber. The artistry was truly amazing and beautiful.
This was the only room in the palace was a re-creation, because the original amber could not be recovered. Our guide said there is now such ...
... completely covered in roses, with a giant marble fountain inside it. I had some gelato and chocolate Éclairs and strawberry and blueberry tarts at a café there. After dinner and checking into the hotel was when Leanna and I ventured off to find Spaso house.
The first thing we did the next day was visiting the Kremlin. The walled fortress includes 5 palaces and four cathedrals. The Armory museum there was really fascinating. It had lots of beautiful ...
... painting, which was not on display, foretold of the minimalist art movement of the mid-20th century. The Russian museum has the largest collection of Russian paintings in the world. Some of the later soviet era painters on exhibit and mostly unknown in the West were quite sensitive and reflective in their presentation of women in particular.
We departed the Russian museum and headed for the Hermitage, the ...
... absolutely stunning. Sat up talking to Bob and Randy, the two American gentlemen staying here, until after 1am. They're both very interesting guys. They've been coming to Russia for over 15 years so they have a lot of experience to tell. Plus Randy (who has 5 university degrees) has been heavily involved in American politics over the years so we've been having great discussions about the state of politics in our countries. But it did mean I got to bed a lot later than I intended.
... and more tours of
cathedrals and palaces. We rode the subway system around town for
part of the day. . . .what a ride! The subway is not only the
furthest underground in the world (over 300 feet deep), but, built
with marble and decorated with mosaics. We visited Yusopov Palace and
witnessed a vivid interpretation of the surprisingly long and
agonizing murder of Rasputin. We drove outside of town and were
amazed to see the meticulous restoration ...