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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... with a Scott Joplin rag.
The palace is a magnificent residence, with huge rooms, beautiful inlaid wooden floors, elaborate gold leaf wall decorations, and frescoes on the ceilings.
Some of it is still being renovated, using the actual furnishings that were hidden from the Nazis in Siberia during World War Two.
The opulence is overwhelming and it's easy to understand why the common folk could be persuaded ...
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.
... On our way to the airport we decided to take the metro. It is known for being the deepest metro in the world. When we were 1/2 way down the 5min escalator we realized we had forgotten our passports! Luckily we made it to the train a couple mins before it left. I wish we would have had more time to explore the metro, (instead of madly running through the stations) The metro was beautiful, it was clean, had gold detailing, and of course chandeliers. ...
... are over 20 graves in the cathedral of not just emperors and empresses but also their immediate families. Apart from Peter the Great, the most prominent burial there is Catherine the Great. It was very special seeing their final resting places. Of course when the Bolsheviks came to power, burials there ceased....except for one more.
To the right of the main entrance, in their own special nave are buried Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Brutally executed ...
... we had found in Russia and boy! was it NOTHING like we are used to in Oz. The best thing that we can say it that it was secure, so we had no worries about leaving our tent and stuff set up whilst we were out during the day. When we arrived, there were 8 vans of various types belong to a group of Germans, Austrians & Swiss travelling together on a tour. It was amazing to meet a couple from Oldenburg and boy! were they surprised to ...