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... goatee and all was, it looked waxy and small but apparently the size is due to the body shrinking in death, they even strategically place mirrors to make him look bigger.
Next up came the Red Square and St Basils cathedral. We had seen other churches in St Petersburg that were probably more grand or more detailed however after staring at a giant photo of St Basils on my wall at the centre of my vision board for the last few years it felt very surreal to be ...
... Or the large camera I carried. The post office sported 3 employees with only one attending to the crowds, i.e. it took us half an hour to get stamps for our postcards. Felt like old Soviet times (at least in my imagination). The metro was of true Russian splendor with escalators taking us very far below the surface.
All restaurants and cafes we saw were cosy and tastefully furnished. The food was ok, maybe our tastebuds need ...
Thursday, June 1, 2012: Today will be our last day in St Petersburg. It is also the day we have most anticipated. We visit Peterhof Palace. The only two attractions on this trip that have come near exciting us to this degree were Red Square and Catherine Palace. Interestingly, Viking does not include Peterhof as part of its tour. One must buy the optional tour for approximately $80 each. We never hesitated.
While Catherine's Palace was immense with its ...
... just off the main street through town. We've also invested in some Twinings English Breakfast- you've got to get your priorities right, even when you are in Russia!
Everything's really expensive, so we'll see you all next week when we run out of money :-p
Take it easyH & Jxxx
P.S. Can someone text us just to see if it is working??? - Mum I got yours yesterday - Thank you and no it is not a bad word!! It means Hello - just not spelt right!!!
... have seen has had at least a gold cross on it, usually a gold dome. There is often the double headed eagle also, the symbol of the Tsars, although on many buildings this removed and replaced with the soviet star.
By the way, some of our pictures may appear to have been taken from odd views and angels, this is because they were, there is still alot of building in St Petersburg and we have tried to avoid scaffolding!
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