Allegro Hotel Moskovsky Prospect
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... it and Night Owl Steve's in heaven as they are playing awesome punk music on the stereo and have 40 craft beers available. And a non smoking section. Day Moose Mandy is footsore but has intermittent wifi once more so is able to upload a few thousand more photos of her Big Hermitage Day Out. After a couple of delicious pints of Mosaic IPA, we wandered home past the lovely canals and beautifully lit up baroque buildings and got in around 2 am
... still show signs of damage from the WW2 German bombardment.
From St Isaac's we headed north towards the Neva where Elena showed me "The Bronze Horseman", a statue of Peter the Great erected by Catherine the Great. The statue shows Peter mounted on a stallion, using a bear skin as a saddle and trampling a snake symbolising his enemies. The statue itself is mounted on a massive single piece of stone that was transported to the site from up the Baltic ...
... we went up to the Marquee pool bar, and enjoyed a sandwich and cold drink up there and sat around for a while in the sun. However, the combination of late nights, hot weather and the cocktail party had a soporific effect so we decided to go back to our cabin for a nap.
Once back in the cabin though we just crashed out, and it was actually 4.30pm when ...
... to the group, and to my surprise we found the majority of the group had also quit their jobs to travel for a year or more. Following the formalities we went for a nice walk and ended the night with a fantastic traditional Russian meal.
The next morning we headed for the Hermitage, a massive museum with 365 rooms (for each day of the year). We got there, stood in the queue for tickets for 30 mins and decided we couldn't be bothered waiting any more, as we had ...
... a canal cut in leading to the palace. It is said that Peter the great used to sail his boat from the Baltic up the canal to his palace. It is called the Versailles of Russia and its obvious why, just as opulent and impressive in gardens and buildings, although personally I feel that Versailles is a little more tasteful.
so all in all today was a day of art and culture and now it's time for happy hour and we are sooooo ready!