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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... museum I first tried to visit the other day. As I approached it, I heard brass band music playing. As I got closer, I could see the band was an army band playing outside the museum with 20 or so old babushkas watching. I listened for a bit while some of the babushkas went inside. It was at this point that something tweaked that this wasn't normal. Sure enough, a small sign in the window said the museum was closed!! I asked the guy on ...
... Paul Fort with the church that holds the remains of hundreds of years of emperors and tsars (including Tsar Nicholas II and his murdered family), Russian Orthodox churches, the Mariinsky Theater’s ballet production of Don Quixote – and to Peterhof (by hydrofoil - outside the city) – the Versailles of Russia.
Everywhere we went we felt that we were only one step ahead of the hordes of tourists coming off the cruise ships.
Enjoy the ...
... until late morning with no way of getting from one side of St Petersburg to the other. After navigating the traffic obstacles to get to the other side of St Petersburg, we finally arrived at Peter and Paul Fortress. The current fortress is about the 4th or 5th one built on the site over the centuries. The first was made of a soft wood, then the next of oak and the others of different stone. The fortress has never been involved ...
... container they load she snow into and water drains away! This is a big deal here, with large lorries, loading shovels like bulldozers and men everywhere with snow shovels, on pavements courtyards, rooftops, yes shovelling snow off roofs...no health and safety kit either!! There is still a soviet feel to the manual labour activities with people in menial jobs everywhere, but hey they are in work! So a busy active day, so much to see ...
... Later as we left the nightclub, the entertainment reached an all-time high as Lady Gaga had his drunken friend propped up in the lift with his face squashed against the lift mirror, brilliant! So it was off to bed and we had a great sleep listening to the hum of the boat engine and possibly helped by the numerous drinks?! The next morning we woke up to the view of the harbour in St Petersburg, feeling slightly the worse for wear and wishing we could stay on the ...
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