Courtyard St Petersburg Vasilievsky
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I was heading to the Rumyantsev Mansion which I thought was a private stately home. It was in fact now used as a museum of the occupation and siege of Leningrad the former name of St Petersburg during WWII.
There were some ...
... a row and a pleasant breeze today to blow the humidity away. A plastic cup of champagne to celebrate our last day in St Petersburg was an excellent finishing touch. We saw many of the same sights but from a different angle. One new thing we saw was the war ship Aurora, which fired a blank shot over the Winter Palace to cause the Tsar to surrender during the revolution.
After the cruise we had more free time so we walked back to ...
... We noticed throughout the day that the older Russian generation was very stern and with no smiles. I guess if we would have to live in those conditions (low income, high cost of living) we wouldn’t have anything to smile about either. The young people are more outgoing and ...
Today we journeyed an hour outside St Petersburg to the summer palace of Catherine the Great. It had been completely rebuilt since it was destroyed by the Nazis in WWII. It was very impressive, though some carpentry was obviously a rebuild. The gardens overlooked the Gulf of Finland and Finland could be seen on the near horizon. We saw a lot of ornate buildings (again) and then proceeded to ...
... stands. The halftime cheerleaders came out to launch tee-shirts into the crowd except instead of using a playful shirt-cannons so familiar to western sports-goers they instead decided to use the bazooka equivalent of them....so Russian. The first launch went over everyone's head and sailed right over the stadium.
The weekend held much needed free-time to work on papers and re-connect with life outside of the program, our only obligation being the free tickets ...