Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... display. Apparently Russian people like massacring infant animals in great numbers. One striking display included approximately 50 baby emperor penguins.....not bad going. Other highlights included the baby mammoth, which suspiciously resembled old carpet. Museum fatigue set in not long after so we went for lunch, where Tom promptly decided to go into the girls toilets. He tried to explain that it was an honest mistake but I'm not sure. Other highlights included ...
... the war and has been reconstructed to its former glory. No photos are allowed inside the palace so the security guards were out in full force to implement this rule. More gold leaf and chandeliers adorned the walls and ceilings of this palace.
The gardens were quite spectacular with the Grand Cascade containing a series of 64 fountains, 37 gilt statues and 3 waterfalls. See photos for details.
A mediocre ...
... including bequests from the extended family. It was expanded under the Soviets with art confiscated from wealthy collectors and from collections in conquered nations. They got a lot from the Nazis, who of course had themselves appropriated it from private collectors.
You enter through the Winter Palace. I had purchased a ticket voucher online before leaving the US which allowed us to bypass the considerable lines. ...
... got an earful of angry Russian from a furious little old lady who worked there.
Which brings us to our next point. Old ladies are a force of nature in Russia, they do not have to queue, they do not have to stand when a chair is present (occupied or not), they do not have to wait for anything. If you are sitting in the aforementioned seat, or object in any way to this little old woman barging her way to the front of the ticket office line, then you will be set straight, ...
... of silver and porcelain with which to adorn their palaces. The collection is packed with the works of western European masters like Rembrandt, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Murillo, and Van Dyck. The living quarters and gala halls of this palace are breathtaking in size and decoration. We also visited the Gold Rooms of the palace, an amazing collection of golden items and artifacts stretching back through the centuries. Our ...
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