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... parquet and wood inlaid floor. The walls were a warm, but dark red. That red echoed in the throne dais carpet and the upholstery of the throne itself. The throne displayed the double-headed imperial eagle on the back, an imposing figure. The ceiling consisted of arches an coffers with hints of gold leaf. It was elegant.
On the other hand, the St. George Hall was an immense and massive space. The room is approximately 800 square ...
... ah, English" but then kept up the rapid fire Russian. Awesome. We finally understood that we put everything in machines first and then paid the kiosk. Ok! So we split what could've fit in 2 machines into 3 cuz we thought she was warning us against overloading them (not sure we got that one right...there were a LOT of things she was saying to us) and went back to the kiosk. She was nice enough to do it for us, pointing to washers and holding up 3 fingers, then the dryers, then soap ...
It was slow moving as there were large tour groups with guides holding me up. One group was Korean so I stopped for fun to listen to them. They moved aside to let me pass so I replied 'gunchaneyo' (its ok). This resulted in startled gasps from many of the ladies 'hangul mal' (you speak Korean!!).
St. Petersburg wanted to match the grandeur of Moscow's Metro, but World War II interrupted the scheduled start of construction in 1941.
It was a difficult project due to the many canals that crisscross the city. The subway would have to be dug below the water level.
The stations we saw were impressive. There was plenty of marble, and artwork.
The cars themselves weren’t all that different from subways and street ...
... up and down for about an hour without;
- internet access (phones were almost flat)
- Russian money (no ATM at the terminal or nearby)
- being able to speak the language
we were advised by a helpful Café owner that there are at least 2 Bolshoy Prospects in St Petersburg and we were on the wrong one!
- Café owner gave us a cash advance off of our Qantas debit card and called a taxi ...