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... few years apparently. Outside this cathederal's 7 culpas were a combination of gold and multicoloured (like St Basils in Moscow) ones making it quite unique. We find out that the onion shape of the culpas is to represent a candle flame linking man's spirit with the heavens ... quite symbolic when explained this way.
Lunch was provided today and again we ate well ... standard fare is salad, soup, meat dish and desert. No one goes hungry.
Walked a little way to meet up with the ...
... over the world for the past 5000 years. We took a break to have a representative Russian meal at a very nice upscale restaurant, " The Tsar", located in what was a 19 century mansion in the heart of Petrograd. We ordered traditional dishes of Borsch soup (red beet, vegetables & veal), assorted breads and pickled items including: cucumber, red Georgian cabbage, cranberries, mushrooms and white cabbage. Our main coarse was Beef Stroganoff ...
... being taken back to the Winter Palace (as requested) to die. There is a canopy inside the church at the exact spot he was stabbed. The interior of the church was amazing. Floor to ceiling the walls were covered in paintings and gilding (gold being a popular and recurring theme in Russian palaces and churches!).
That afternoon our guide took us through the State Hermitage which is a museum located in what was the Winter Palace (plus another 5 historic buildings) that ...
... over the course of the next 5 years.
St. Petersburg today is the “tourist spot” in Russia. Everyone goes to Moscow, but then complains about it, and then tells of how St. Petersburg is such a nicer visit. I don’t like to agree with most of the mainstream, but I’m with them on this one. Each night in the summer, the bridges around town are raised to let waterway traffic in and out of the city, ...
... Russia in the off season, most of the museums seem to close on Mondays and the last Monday or Tuesday of the month.
We met up with half of our group at 7, the rest were headed out the ballet and Opera, and Olga took us to this fantastic Georgian restaurant where we had a most excellent feed, replete with cold beers for the gents and green lemonade for the ladies. Another hard earned thirst quenched after a hard day pounding the beat.