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We noticed an ornate, decorative brass door on the wall across the tracks from the platform. Our guide explained that the subways were designed not only for transportation, but also as air raid shelters. Vast warehouses of food and emergency supplies were stored behind the doors, just in case of an attack.
Similar warehouses in other subway stations could handle all five million inhabitants of St. Petersburg if necessary.
... and palace. The whole place just oozes extravagance and decadence, but is very visually impressive nevertheless. We could see why the peasants revolted all those years ago!
The grounds are full of fountains, which were just amazing, especially the "Grand Cascade". Gold everywhere. It was also fun to watch the kids in the trick fountains that are scattered through the gardens. ...
... The boat had three decks the bottom one had cabins as well as a doctor’s surgery and a shop. The second deck was where you boarded the boat so had a foyer and reception desk together with more cabins, also the library and Restaurant. Peter and I were looking forward to spending the next week on this lovely boat and Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal felt the same as they could happily unpack and not have to live out of their suitcases for a week!
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... and the front window was filled with grotesque animated puppets; I thought some of them looked a little scary.
We passed the famous Hermitage art gallery and museum (we have been there before, in 1996, when we spent a whole day looking around and still didn’t see everything!) then we came to a park where there was an Eternal Flame in memory ...
... tourists and half a gazillion tour buses everywhere in the square in front of the church. The Japanese tourists used to be the most annoying ones with picture taking but the Chinese have beaten them hands down. IRRITATING in capital letters!
Then we went to see the highlight of this city, the L'Hermitage Museum which is housed in the Winter Palace. It is the biggest museum on the entire surface of this earth and spans over four buildings: the ...