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... collections of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Reubens and Rembrandt. Finally we left through a gallery containing Canova sculptures. A whirlwind tour but it is only possible to digest so much.
We were back at the ship by 15:00 and had a couple of hours to relax before having an early dinner and getting ready for our trip to the ballet in the evening.
Our evening took us to the ...
... him as a tip but the ATM only spat out 1000 rouble notes, which is about A$30. Sarina and I up with Barbara and Alex at the Hotel Mark Inn, which is in a nice quiet location opposite the Leningrad Zoo and park. We are a bit buggered from the travelling but managed to get a drink at the local bar and then a sort of Russian dim sum meal ...
... Russia was still at war with Sweden, so defensive measures were first and foremost in his mind. So very soon after, defensive structures were constructed on Zarensky (hare) island. At first wooden walls were thrown up but they were soon replaced with stone bastions. The walls are impressive and are a great example of 18th century fortifications. However with the capture of land to the north from the Swedes, the fortress has never seen action.
... so the rain water collects at the bottom, until a truck drives through it that is....it's like being hit by a fire hose every time one went passed, that combined with the already poor visibility made riding quite hairy. Now if you add the Russian driving to the mix you'll understand why I was scared for my life on a couple of occasions. There is no such thing as a gap in traffic in Russia, it's just space for a Russian to put his vehicle into regardless of the size of the ...
... start up the hundreds of fountains throughout this complex - all gravity-fed from a river nearby. The crowd was huge, with people jostling for position for the best camera shots and pickpockets blatantly plying their trade. The grand palace is massive and incredibly ornate, but the line was enormous, so we decided instead to check out the small cottage-style palace (!!) built by Peter the Great because ...