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... the hotel, and Coline and Cecile walked back to theirs which is about 30 minutes from ours. We took Nevsky Prospect and, as it was Saturday night, it was hopping. There's no law against having an open container, so people walked up and down the street drinking from open beer or wine bottles. The closest comparison I can make is that it was like walking down a cross between Las Vegas Boulevard and the Champs-Elysses. We saw several other ...
My least favorite thing about travelling is dealing with jet lag. It is hard enough for adults to manage, but little ones just don't understand why it is that they are so tired and why their bodies feel so different. We kept the girls up as long as we could last night. Natalie and Tatyana both outlasted me. Hopefully today we will ...
... staring wide-eyed at a 3000 year old mummy and sarcophagi (I think that's the plural of sarcophagus!), standing in awe in front of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Rubens, Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh, before wandering through halls filled with roman sculptures thousands of years old. Not to mention that the Hermitage buildings are themselves an excellent example of opulent ...
... their country. As soon as I saw the Australian one, I didn’t need to read the sign to see who the artist was... the painting SCREAMED Ken Done!! (See the photo).
The exhibition is travelling the globe & is bringing all the countries together through art. As Brent says, “Never underestimate the value of a good sit down”. So we rest on a bench in the shade, enjoying a ‘good sit down’ after our early morning sight seeing.
... and looks exactly like all of the pictures. Inside was also breathtaking with elaborate mosaic icons everywhere you look. Russian Orthodox churches and cathedrals are fantastically decorated.
Next up was a trip to the Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace where our nifty fake student cards saved us an entry fee of around a tenner! The Hermitage has a collection of over 3 million items and apparently if you ...
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