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Nevsky Prospekt (Avenue) is famous throughout Russia and was originally planned by Peter Great as the beginning of the road leading to Moscow. A few of its many sights include the Stroganov Palace, 18th century churches and cathedrals, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall and a mid-19th-century department store. The author, Dosteovsky, used the avenue as a setting in several of his works. The Nevsky today ...
... to the Winter Palace where the crown jewels are kept, which is huge and painted in pale green and gold. We could see the huge Peter and Paul fortress on the other side of the river but it is apparently closed on Monday's so we couldn't go in. After a huge day of walking we wandered back to the hostel to have a break and cook some dinner. We ended ...
... morsels such cakes and sweets, chocolates, cheese and specialty delicatessen items. We sat for a while and had a coffee – mmm … just what I needed.
Church of the Spilled Blood
At last … up close and personal with this iconic church that features on many programs, book covers, postcards etc.
We viewed this magnificent structure from the outside, taking photos left, right and ...
... bored. They want to swim! We walk a lot but it doesn't tire them out. They don't even tire themselves out moaning about it. Being a parent 24/7 is challenging. Anna and I usually have time to catch-up once the kids are sleeping but by then we're exhausted. Anna's trying to keep up on her running and goes on runs early in the morning. We're slowly finding a new routine. We visit the castle, churches, museum, climb to the top of the basilica, walk around town while looking out ...
... So I get there and after waiting for about 30 minutes in the freezing cold I finally get in. AND WOW! The place is HUGE! I had no idea where to start, but I had two English tours of both the Gold and Diamond collections scheduled so I had to manage my time around them. That's not easy because you have to meet at certain places for the tours and depending on where you are it could take you 20 minutes just to walk to the meeting point. So I had to plan my route ...
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