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By 12.30 we were pretty much done in the museum and so we headed out to a nearby Stolle pie shop for some meaty lunch. This one made up for the bad experience we'd had in Moscow as it was a lot easier to find and the pies were so much better that Wendy had both a savoury and sweet one.
With the rest of the day free to do as we please we decided to make up for having no more train journeys to do by visiting the Museum of Railway ...
... of art, sculptures and architecture is overwhelming. But people continue to arrive on cruise ships intending to see all of St. Petesburg in their alloted two days. It's nice to be a traveller and not a tourist.
Yes, the ballet. This was one of those, "Yes, dear" moments. When given the chance to attend a genuine, Russian ballet, you take the chance. Furiously scrounging ...
... onto the next part of the day & yes there was more opulence, gold Chandeliers have never seen so many so big & so bright. Gold doors, gold this & that no wonder the presents over threw the Tsars & killed them they had used all the countries money on treasures that even today is extreme, Back then it would have been so much more. Must have been taken to every souvenir shop going, weakened on the last one. Did the underground ...
It's 5pm and we are leaving the Peterhof and we are exhausted. Peterhof rivals Versailles so we spent the majority of our time on the grounds. We did go in to Catherine's pavilion which is on the Baltic. Quite a view! It's interesting that this building like Catherine's palace was almost totally destroyed by the Germans. 15k items of art were hidden by the Soviets but 10k were lost and never found. St. Petersburg is a city of 6 million today but in 8/1941 when the ...
... br> Our guide begins with a city walking tour and then we hop a boat for a one-hour canal and river tour. The bridges are low (because the river is high) and we have to pay attention to avoid a concussion! At 10 pm we hop an electric tram and head for the Vodka Number 1 Restaurant where we are shocked to find out that herring, sour pickles, cole slaw, borscht and pirogies were not Jewish foods – they were on the traditional Russian menu! Who knew?