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... in 2000, with complete historical accuracy, which really surprised me because it looks hundreds of years old. I thought our tour guide made a mistake when she told us the dates. The cathedral is just as ornate as any other and yet it was built in my lifetime. That seems absolutely crazy to me because I didn’t think people knew how to achieve that kind of craftsmanship anymore. I had another surprise when I went into the gift shop and followed a staircase way, way down into ...
... The inside was truly a work of art. I snapped away on my camera but only took a few with my iPhone. My favourite part was the dome, pictures of the 12 disciples were painted around the inside of the dome each separated by a statue. There were also giant chandeliers hanging from a really really high roof, big iron doors with biblical scenes carved into it and a massive Jesus! This place was majestic and I would definitely ...
... with Krondstadt to the left and St Petersburg in the distance on the right. Knowing that Peter stood exactly where I was standing and looked out of the same window at the same view was a very exciting feeling. You get a really feeling for Peter in that place. The study where he oversaw his empire from. The bedroom where he slept (with his actual nightcap!). The toilet where he...well, you know. Unfortunately you're not allowed to take any photos in Monplaisir.
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... of the ordinary people. Once again saw some beautiful art and we are getting better at picking the artists like Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso (ok not so hard really). The piece-de-resistance was an 18th century gold clock made by an English clock maker which had a peacock, owl and rooster around a tree, all the birds had amazingly life like movements at the change of the hour. It was all made a gold and still worked. We had to admire the craftsmanship ...
... will be the day for that. Lots of snow...lots! Hotel is ok, in a very central place beside a large picturesque canal, very quiet. A quick walk round and then into a restraunt for dinner. Food ok, Helen had a 'Russian Salad' with caviar! another walk afterwards up to the amazing Hermitage building in an incredible large open round'square! Definitely photos tomorrow and night time ones too! Well that's it today ...