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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... amazing island where there are local churches made totally of wood, mainly local pine from the surrounding forests. They are unfortunately in
disrepair and due to lack of finance the local carpenters have to work for
nothing until funding is approved. They have to underpin the foundations and
re-cover the onion shaped domes and this task won't be completed until 2018.
What a challenge for the toy boys back home!
We are learning ...
Since it was a holiday time, there were some open-air concerts in the streets, of course for free. We went to one in which four men played about traditional musical instruments. One was particularly big, but it weighed not heavy according to Ruoyin. It was good to enjoy some music in the middle of a street, but we decided to move on to Neva River.
The highest point of the whole city was The Peter and Paul Fortress. It ...
... during the war. It was so sad to see all of the destruction to such a beautiful place. However, because of the military and many volunteers they were able to restore Peterhof by 1947.
After being in the upper garden we walked around to the front of the Grand Palace. The Grand Palace was designed to be the centerpiece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versailles" (which unfortunately was ...
... day visit. My daughter must join for a year if she wants to work out. We stand in the shopping center courtyard and Dasha calls around to find a gym and the only one she can find that is close and Alexander, our driver, will show us tomorrow but it is 2000 rubles or $65 to use it for a day. My daughter will do the hotel rotten one tomorrow and then the nice one on Friday morning. Whew.
Dasha leaves and ...
... Varying colours make up the background and patterns, carving etc is exquisite. The pictures are not paintings but very finely crafted mosaics. No photos allowed. The original room was taken out of the country by the germans – destination unknown – and this has only recently been recreated with money donated by Germany - they must have been verrrrrrry generous. Out into the gardens we go amongst the fountains and the ...
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