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... tiles. Absolutely incredible. Looking up you could also see the ceiling of the 5 main culpas which each featured an art work ... one of Jesus as a boy, another of him as a young man, the next as a young adult and the final small culpa housed a mosaic Mother Mary. The main ceiling and walls told stories of events in Jesus' life. Mosaics were mapped out in reverse mirror form at ground level and then plastered onto the ceilings and walls so each mosaic could be competed ... all done ...
... Russian Tsars from 1763-1917. There are 4 additional buildings that comprise the State Hermitage Museum. Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, who reigned for 36 years, is responsible for collecting many of the 3 million plus exhibits housed in the museum. We spent nearly 2.5 hours briefly seeing many of the most important exhibits and rooms that make up the Hermitage. It is an extraordinary collection of priceless art masterpieces ...
... went to Stolle a popular Russian pie shop. These are quite different to normal pies back home but still really yummy. I had a piece of salmon pie and then cherry pie for dessert. Sam had a meat pie. Then we went to check out a souvenir store that had a whole floor of different nesting dolls. You can even get Putin ones!
For the remainder of our free time we used to go inside the Church of the Spilt Blood. It is so named as it is where Tsar Alexander II was fatally ...
... and elegance. The Russian nobility had a sense of style and a compulsion to demonstrate its wealth. The problem being, and St. Petersburg is no exception, is that while all of this magnificence is being demonstrated, many others are being exploited and living in misery. This is a perfect recipe for revolution, and in 1917 Lenin and the Bolsheviks began their conquest in then-called Petrograd, and would eventually take the rest ...
... any usurpers who threatened the new Communist regime in 1918. Lots of mass graves and bodies found years later. Terrifying stuff.
We tried to get into the Military Museum but, alas, it was closed. This was one museum Steve was keen to see - tanks, field guns, ICBM's - all the good stuff. We got a couple of photos from out the front as a compensation, but no chance of standing in front of the legendary T 34 or T 90. If you're ...