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... huge square. There was all sorts going on from horse and carriages to segways. And yes there were the normal men selling Russia hats, military caps and eggs. The eggs represent Easter and the Easter egg. Once inside we again had to ditch our bigger bags, umbrella's and water bottles. The entrance was uneventful till we got to the big entrance staircase, it was amazing. This is bloody huge and gold, I've never seen so much. This is also known as the winter palace ...
... we made our way down the canal to the water's edge to wait for the hydrofoil which took us back to St Petersburg, passing their version of the Buffalo - a replica wooden sailing boat/restaurant. It stopped near the Winter Palace where we caught the bus for the short ride back to the ship where we just had time for a quick drink and bite to eat before heading back out to the Hermitage, again with Svetlana. Once again the senses are assaulted by an overload ...
... caught the gold and it glistened. We were allowed to take photos. The church ceilings were all painted in murals, totally covering the ceilings.
From there we were driven to the Hermitage museum which is also the winter palace. In here we were allowed to take photos. Geoff took plenty…I think he is turning into an art lover. There were works by Michelangelo and Leonardo De Vinci as well as many others on display.
We found out today ...
... Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s main Orthodox Church. After the war of 1812 (during which Napoleon was defeated) the church became a monument to Russian victory. Captured enemy ...
... 54000 rubles which ended up roughly about $150.00 US dollars. Hopefully we gave them enough, because they were both very good to us. We also freely talked about everything from politics to McDonalds which made it more interesting. They got us back to the ship around 8:15, and we said goodbye. After doing a little shopping in the terminal we went back through Russian immigration to board the ship. Exhausted but off to dinner, and ...