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... around the gardens.
Having spent two hours strolling around the gardens in a t-shirt taking pictures, I bought my ticket for the Palace.
I was not to be disappointed !!!!
I thought the Winter Palace was good but this place is awesome and really takes your breath away.
The sheer extravagance was unbelievable.
Unfortunately, no cameras allowed so I can only show you pictures from the guide book.
The treasures ...
... s suburban estates, Peterhof was ravaged by German troops during the Second World War. It was, however, one of the first to be resurrected and, thanks to the work of military engineers and over 1,000 volunteers, most of the estate's major structures had been fully restored by 1947. The name was also de-Germanicized after the war, becoming Petrodvorets, the name under which the surrounding town is still known. ...
... faffing around and they didn’t even seem to be particularly sorry once they finally boarded the bus.
So back into the city and we were dropped off outside St Isaacs Cathedral – absolutely amazing inside and the photos don’t really show the grandeur and opulence of it all. This was another building which was severely damaged during the last war and had been restored. One interesting thing were the pictures which were ...
... was zilch which for me meant I could take one picture. The views were stunning what we could see through the covered roofs. the more amazing the sights the madder I got & told them so as soon as we alighted. Other boats on the canals had 1/2 1/2 roofs so you could be under cover if you wanted & in the open if you wanted. It wasn't drizzling that much that I couldn't have been on the outside, but that didn't occur so madder as a hatter ...
... and she established the "Pale of Settlement," an area at the Western end of the empire that was the only place Jews could live. It was a vast territory that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea and eventually encompassed 5 million Jews – 2/3rds of European Jewry and home to the great centers of Jewish Talmudic and Chassidic life.
At the time, Jews were living a life apart in Poland, with nearly 90% speaking Yiddish as ...