Courtyard St Petersburg Vasilievsky
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The Amber room as she had read about, was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately no photos were allowed. The different hues of Amber within the walls and framed artwork were breathtaking.
Probably 90% of the rooms were covered in gold plated relief work with lots of mirrors to reflect the gold.
The gold seemed to encompass and cocoon you.
Only a few of the rooms had artwork ( there was no room) and when ...
... was only one room where photography was prohibited, and in Russia, I'm forgoing my usual habit of flaunting rules like this.
The walls of the Amber Room are covered in mosaics created with large and small pieces of amber. The artistry was truly amazing and beautiful.
This was the only room in the palace was a re-creation, because the original amber could not be recovered. Our guide said there is now such ...
... local Karaoke bar. We made our way across the town to see how the russians do Karaoke. We ran into some friendly english speaking Finnish girls, Tiia and Heli, who were on holiday from their home town in Kouvola. They joined us for a drink and too wanted to see some Russian Karaoke craziness.
As predicted it was crazy and fun, with endless singers belting out tunes from russian rock anthems to Stone Sour ballads. (this is ...
... passengers and don't expect to be spoken to). Overall a very good day :) The next day, Monday, we visited a mall about 30 minutes on a city bus that is located on the outskirts of the city and is comprised of many American stores. Of course we got Sbarro for lunch, being a better choice than McDonalds and KFC, as well as settling our craving for pizza. It was only over a dollar for a slice of margarita pizza! Awesome! Please enjoy the pictures and videos ...
... It's not a typical Russian cathedral. It looks more like a Greek or Roman temple than a Russian Church. It was Sunday morning so people were going inside for worship. I went inside and it was absolutely amazing. Frescos and mosaics everywhere. I wasn't sure if I could take photos and other tourists were, but I didn't feel comfortable taking photos of people at a church service.
I left the cathedral and made my way to the archway of the General ...