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We rode back through the city, observing the "slow" day on Nevsky Prospekt and the Singer Building.
Then, to finish off the day, Julia took us to a souvenir shop.
Melissa posed as a matryoshka and I had a nice chat with Victoria, one of the dozens of sales clerks. ...
... was buried in the monastery which was strangely open and the reason for going there, so saw that. As we walked out we noticed graveyards and paid a silly fee and saw graves of Tchaikovsky and Dostojevski.
After a cup of ambition we made it to the Hermitage, not looking forward to the horrendous queues we had been warned about. We got to the palace square in front of the Hermitage, empty; found the entrance to the Hermitage, empty; followed the arrows used to control crowds ...
... the black water, the frigid air whipped at
our faces. I suspected most of the students didn’t care, too excited at the
thought of being in Russia for the first time to feel the chill. Some went
below to get warm. Once we were moving we glided past a number of buildings.
The architecture in St. Petersburg was stunning and the buildings were painted
an odd array of colors including pink, green, blue and yellow.
... collection of art by Russian artists. His son, Nicholas II, decided to open a museum in his father's honor and, in 1895, bought the Mikhailovskiy Palace to house the collection. Originally called the Alexandrovskiy Museum, it was opened to the public in 1898.
After the Revolution, the museum benefited massively from state confiscations of privately owned artworks, and the permanent exhibition was slowly expanded to include the palace's Rossi and Benois Wings. ...
... 56-room palace really is. Apparently Catherine was found to have some 1,500 dresses in her closet – she never wore the same dress twice. Given that spring is still to arrive here in Puskin, I can’t imagine the look of the grounds when everything would be in full bloom – again spectacular.
Back at the ship – back through customs and back on board – tired after a long day. Deb and I decided we would forego Day II of ...