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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... seeing lots of picture of half, or in fact fully naked, people and some frankly awful pictures by a fella called Picasso. They must have spent some mega cash dollar there as the place is choc full of Monet's, Van Gogh's, and even a couple of cheeky Da Vinci's.... Followed up our trip to the hermy, by venturing up St Isaac's Cathedral, another monstrous building. Being biologists, it was only natural that we ventured into the zoology museum for a game of ...
... is about learning the historical and social forces that impacted on our grandparent’s worldview. Along the way we hope to gain insight into the way the Former Soviet Union and its client states are emerging from the failures of communism and the early returns on the efforts to reconnect the “lost Jews of the Iron Curtain” back to their people.
My reading list is long and varied. It touches upon Russian history, World War II Warsaw, ...
... over, but I’m so glad I did it. Four months…it does not seem that long ago that we walked on the frozen Neva River and threw snowballs. That the sun didn’t rise until 9 and it was dark by 5. Now the bridges open at night to let the big ships through, and it stays light out until midnight. It’s hot and humid and muggy and more than a little buggy and there are thunderstorms in the evening. Being able ...
... back to the WP from the bridge. The Fortress itself is on an immense scale but unfortunately the buildings inside the walls are closed on a Wednesday!...ummm should have done more research! Doh. Still, a fantastic walk in falling snow, very beautiful...and romantic x A stroll back to the hotel over another large bridge and eat the free snacks from last nights restaurant...very nice. Then off to the Russian Museum, which the clues in the name. Full of Russian art housed in a ...
... they use here. It looks familiar if you glance at it, but the longer you stare the more disorientating it is. Not helped by this key board 'switching' several times while tying and I look up to see lines of squiggle ..
St Petersburg is called the Venice of the North. I guess any place that has canals running thru the city is going to be compared to Venice. Which is a shame, because StP in interesting and quite different, but Venice it ain't ...
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