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There were lots of people so with map in hand, I decided to walk around the ground floor instead.
The exhibitions are sectioned into continents and countries.
The ground floor has mainly artefacts on display ( the Egyptian display was interesting with all the tombs and mummies).
Having looked around the ground floor, I ventured upstairs - The rooms of The Winter Palace.
I was stunned.
... for that. Save that until all else fails. Our hopeless helplessness found its mark. A young, college age man and his really attractive girlfriend (old guys notice this) offered help. He was from St. Petersburg, she was visiting him from Tallinn. He left the station, went outside and found a cab with its Russian speaking driver. And, in Russian, he explained our destination and negotiated a flat rate. After a ...
... PALACE AND FOUNTAINS
Our shore excursion this morning took us to Peterhof is the grandest of all palaces. Its gardens are spread over 1500 acres containing 37 gold statues 3 waterfalls and 64 fountains
Peterhof is located 22 miles west of St Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. Built in 1723 it was the summer palace for Peter the Great, it was intended to rival Versailles. The famous palace and park with fountains are included in UNESCO catalogue of the ...
... anything we have at home! Who wants to go to church in a plain little building, when you could go to one where it is 100% covered in mosaic?! Breathtaking!
The came to an end, and so did our time in Russia. It was back to the ferry before long; this time we had rooms for 2! Way less claustrophobic!! Lui decided she didn't need the seasickness tablets, and seemed to manage ok. We had planned on having a massive night and getting super drunk, but, due to the fact that it was ...
... the fountains sprung to life, drawing the crowd in.
After the show, they remain on while we all dispersed to wander the grounds. Our local guide led us through to see some of the trick fountains and other attractions in the park. Musicians were set up in front of one fountain, where some tourists jumped in for photo ops, as if part of the group. It would also be a day full of wedding photos at Peterhof and in the heart of St Petersburg itself. The trick fountains were quite ...