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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... in an alley lined with barbed wire and got out of his drivers seat to enter the passenger area where we were. We were a tad worried until he pointed to his little map again just querying where we wanted to be dropped. We had been pretty clear about the drop off location only a minute earlier but double checking can't hurt I spose. Especially if you've already made a start on the vodka for the day as he appeared to have. Once dropped off by our Russian friend we then had to ...
... both in it's square footage and its cubic footage. There are gigantic columns that support the structure that must be 5 feet in diameter and they are numerous. The ceiling of the edifice is spectacular with many biblical scenes depicted. Lots of gold and lots of icons. There are also many gigantic mosaic reproductions of the originals. We learned that St Isaac's escaped damage during the war because the gold domes were painted grey and because of St ...
... 8230; but not here. Many beautiful old buildings and churches were saved - certainly many churches were destroyed under previous regimes but those that we saw were mind blowing. There were many large imposing buildings (reminded me of some in Paris) which are the older and Julia told us that the older apartments were perhaps larger apartments than some of the newer blocks which in my opinion can be a bit of an eyesore
Traffic was ...
... to get 14,000 worshippers inside (I would like to see how!). The main dome has 100kg of gold, and the interior is covered in paintings and murals. The huge iron doors have the most intricate carvings, and are quite beautiful. We climbed up the 300 steps to the lowest part of the dome (not like the nearly 600 at St Paul's in London) and took quite a few photos of the city in all its glory. We ...
... Jen who catching a bus to Berlin the next morning and ended a spell of 30 days where the 3 of us travelled together.
The bus journey to Tallin, Estonia was 7 hours, but with plenty of leg room, comfortable seats, wifi and a selection of movies to watch on a private screen, it was rather pleasant and a different world compared to some of the buses we took in East Africa.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking