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We had a leisurely start today. We didn't have to be ready to leave the hotel until 11:40 am. So we had a wee sleep in, did a little blogging and David caught up on emails and the news back in New Zealand. We came down for breakfast about 10:00 am . Today it was porridge for us because we missed out yesterday. Real nice porridge it was too. No sooner had we finished Breakfast and it was time to quickly duck back to our room to get our bits and pieces for the day. Aysa was ...
... One of my favourite rooms was the White Dining Room designed for Catherine II, with superb stucco work and a table set with a 30 person Wedgewood service from the 18th century. There was also the striking Picture Hall with walls covered with portraits hung in "tapestry fashion" with no gaps in between, magnificent boudoir and Divan rooms, study and dressing room, Cavaliers' and secretary's rooms and the Large (blue) Drawing Room. All amazing. We went ...
... of fountain that worked by being gravity fed, no pumps. To say that they were fantastic is an understatement, I’m hoping that the photos show how grand they are. There was little gazebo type buildings, one of these had birds in cages. The café is now housed in what was called the Orange house, what we would call a green house. It was called the Orange house because of the colour of the building not for what was grown in them. The gardens seemed to go ...
... s easier said than done as anyone without a Russian Visa or on a tour cannot just stroll off the ship and go sightseeing. The Russian immigration control are very strict and the fine for being ashore without a guide or visa is $400 or more. Visas cost about $200 each so we opted for the tour guide route. The weather is hot here, in the 80s and very humid. The locals are suffering greatly because the normal high is around 70.
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... domes. Peterhof was very crowded, because it was the first day of the season for the fountains. This meant a ceremony, and lots of time waiting on the fountains to start which we didn't have. The fountains never started, so we had to keep moving to get back into St Peterburg. Back in St Petersburg it all became a blur. A stop here, a stop there. One gorgeous church after another. Then we arrived at what we affectionately named ...