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... recognise the truth. Once again gold is the dominant decoration, gold leaf, gold paint, gold over paper macaw, gold over wood and just plain pure gold. The sheer size and time to create these pieces of work and fact many had to be recreated after either WWII or the revolution or both is a credit to dedication and ...
... the bus just long enough for me to get on...ehm.
The man stays frozen there, the look of horror and panic slowly morphing his face into a victim of The Ring yet, does he extend his hairy, little arm to tap the bus driver on the shoulder? Wild stab in the dark?...right. So, we continue to observe each other as the bus pulls away; I slightly bemused, he increasingly green, possibly already dead.
I follow the ...
... entered and I said to Julia that it seemed a long way. She said we had walked about four miles on our tour. I believe her.
Next we went to the Chapel of St. Catherine where the royals are buried. There is a separate room where the royal victims of the revolution are interred. They ...
... tour was my
walking tour of the market and metro. Surprisingly, the metro was beautiful. We
were told not to take pictures, but of course everyone did. It featured
artwork, mostly of Peter the Great done in mosaics that covered the walls. We
also visited a few different churches. Both were Russian Orthodox. The first
was the Church of the Savior of Spilt Blood which featured colorful domes and a
style more famous in Moscow. The ...
... with statues and vases. (The original stone decorations were replaced with lighter metal substitutes 1892-1902.) The palace is 22m high, and local planning regulations have prevented any building in the city centre rising higher than this ever since.
For a city only 300 years old, it is extraordinary that St. Petersburg should have such a wealth and diversity of religious buildings. From famous monuments like St. Isaac's Cathedral to smaller local churches ...