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... though smaller. It is very deceptive because behind the colonnade is a very large cruciform church, going full tit, more people crossing themselves than you can count. It is lofty, incense and song filled, the real deal. A long line of parishioners were approaching the communion screen where the priest gave communion from behind the screen, only a little opening for him to put his hand through. All the pious ladies had head coverings, pretty cool. Churched ...
... upper gardens.
The palace is entered via an elaborate staircase and is beautifully decorated with a mirrored hall based on the one in Versaille. There are two rooms with magnificent Chinoiserie but you don't really have time to admire them properly because you have to step through them very quickly. The guide told us that in Soviet times, you had to hold your breath as you walked through them !
We had to make sure that we were outside the palace by ...
... in the gilded walls. For those who don’t know about Amber, it is tree sap or resin, petrified over millions of years and it sometimes has insects preserved inside, frozen in time. It’s really beautiful with all of its inclusions and imperfections making it glow different shades of orange. The room, which is filled with that burning orange glow of Amber, blending with the delicate gold trimmings makes for a spectacular sight. Outside, were formal French Parterre gardens ...
... but for the building as well as for the puppet "museum". Surprisingly, it was quite interesting, and the building is lovely. The theatre holds 300, so it's well received in the town. Other walking stops included churches and a monastery. I have warmed up to the domed Russian Orthodox churches, recognizing the beauty of many of them. The number of domes may be symbolic such as the typical, but not universal, 5 domes which ...
... spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. Alexander was on the way home from his brother Mikhail's palace to the Winter Palace (now the Hermitage) when revolutionaries threw bombs at his carriage. His legs were blown off. The church was built on the spot and even preserves the pavement stones where the Tsar lay dying.
From the Church of the Spilled Blood we walked first through the Mikhailovsky Gardens and then the Summer Gardens. The Summer ...