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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... only thing I really wanted to see in St. Pete. The museum is the former winter palace of the Russian royals. So you can be sure that the place would be properly decked out and plus it's a museum now so there would be lots of stuff on display. To be honest I was only interested in the building. The state rooms I visited can only be described as 'wow'. It really does take your breath away. Hold and red everywhere with massive chandeliers hanging from ...
... with Krondstadt to the left and St Petersburg in the distance on the right. Knowing that Peter stood exactly where I was standing and looked out of the same window at the same view was a very exciting feeling. You get a really feeling for Peter in that place. The study where he oversaw his empire from. The bedroom where he slept (with his actual nightcap!). The toilet where he...well, you know. Unfortunately you're not allowed to take any photos in Monplaisir.
Each room of ...
... 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 ...
... of art themselves; each room dedicated to an
artist, country or period of art. Leaving
the Hermitage, we visited The Church on Split Blood...built in the
traditional Russian style, it is an especially impressive work of art
in itself decorated ceiling to floor with hundreds of mosaics
painstakingly restored to their original grandeur after damages from
WWII. Randy commented that they had apparently mopped up the place
since he found no blood.
And we thought nothing could be better than Stockholm, well, we were wrong. What an amazing city. Grand boulevards everywhere, majestic buildings, palaces,churches (we were able to film inside only one of them),museums, statues,wow! Driving around it's hard to know where to look. St Petersburg is built on 28 islands separated by canals and rivers. Water i.e. ice, can be seen from just ...