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Today was a leisurely start. We didn't meet Ayas till 10:30 outside the hotel. Everyone was ready to go on time. Today we are visiting 2 more palaces that are south of the city. The place is called the Tzars Village and this is where Catherine the Great's palace is but she gifted the palace to her son Alexander so it's now know as Alexander the Great's palace. This palace was damaged in the Second World War and is currently being restored. The outside is pretty much back to ...
... the steps, I am greeted by a frantic Sarah who, having been the person responsible for myyy bus had failed so tremendously at actually taking initiative that I could do nothing but smile as she puffed out a tragic account of how stressed she had been, pacing the bus up and down the entire, do you hear...entiiiire way to the ship.
Oh, right, yes, I can see how terribly traumatic the experience must have been for you...
... as the Grand Chorale Synagogue. We were surprised to find that a Synagogue existed here from the late 1800s to the present without destruction. It was very pleasant to visit this Synagogue. Melissa got some quiet time there
and the shop clerk was nice too.
Our next stop ...
My last day in Russia was
my trip to a village where we would be able to paint our own matryoshka or
nesting dolls. My fellow students and I traveled an hour to a rural peasant
village clearly meant for tourist purposes. We were given a tour that included
visiting a house of a family from the early 1900s and shown around the village.
When it came time for the painting it turned out that the village had run out
of nesting dolls. ...
... Central Mosque and Buddhist Datsan.
The Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul is the oldest church in St. Petersburg, and also the second-tallest building in the city (after the television tower). It is intimately linked to both the history of the city and to the Romanov dynasty, as it is home to the graves of nearly all the rulers of Russia since Peter the Great.
Work began on the first, wooden church to be erected on the site just one month after St. ...