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... get a bus from a metro station out of town. We decided to save some money and have a little adventure- despite no map or Russian vocabulary, we still got there in one piece, success. The gardens and fountains are amazing, made all the more so by our luck with the weather. Someone really went to town with their fountain idea, but they do look really beautiful.
That evening we left for Moscow on our first Trans Siberian overnight train.
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.
... Aurora and the Saint Isaac Cathedral. Our quote of the day came up here.
"What the grey building in the distance."
"Its not grey, its blue and white."
Then it was time for dinner and some free time to explore St. Petersburg during the evening.
Late slips given: 12
... back up my photos as my plan to upload them to the web had fallen through (it would take days to do one card). But I was unsuccessful. I then tried to get into the national library of Russia but couldn't as I was a foreigner (as I discovered later non-Russians need to show their passport, visa, proof of where they are staying and proof that they are a researcher at a university). Again I was unsuccessful. But it was the day for it!
By now it was 6pm so ...
... on the frozen water of the lake at night and cut large sections of tthe ice out creating open water that would then lightly freeze resulting in a thin layer of ice. The enemy soldiers would begin their attack and crash through the ice. Remember, a lot of these soldiers wore chain mail protection and would sink to the bottom of the river very quickly. The monastery underwent serious reconstruction in the 1600s however it now needs a lot ...