Egoeast Mini Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... across the canal from Paul’s castle, the only castle in St. Petersburg. Some of you may be wondering what makes something a castle versus a palace. Maria told us that castles have some type of fortification such as a moat, fortress walls, etc. Palaces on the other hand are more open and aren’t fortified. After a very nice lunch, we left just as a tour bus of 50+ people arrived.
Our last stop of the ...
... was designed as Peter's Summer palace, and the fountains are a little nuts! We didn't have time to explore the whole gardens but took in the main sights before heading back across the wind swept bay. The Summer Gardens were next, and only a short walk from the ferry terminal. They apparently were designed in the late 1700s but destroyed by floods in the 1800s. They have been rebuilt based on plans, engravings and archealogical digs and are quite a pleasant spot to spend a Sunday ...
... In 1917, protests turned into general strikes and the troops mutinied, forcing the end to the monarchy. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated and later in an audacious coup, the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, stormed the Winter Palace, marking the beginning of the 1917 Revolution, Soviet Rule and the rise of the Communist Party. Fearing a German assault on Petrograd, the capital was returned to Moscow in 1918.
Renamed Leningrad after Lenins' death, the city ...
... with mosaics. EVERYTHING! It was incredible! And because all the pictures were made of tiles instead of paintings, the colors didn’t fade and everything was really vibrant. To think about how much work went into making all this artwork is just mindboggling.
After seeing the church we parted ways and I came back to the hostel. Another big day of walking around and my knees are really starting to ...
... churches. The interiors were stunning with the brightly coloured paintings on the iconostases framed in gold. It was amazing to think that the art that decorated them came from the 1400's and yet were still so vivid and clear. I would be lieing if I said that after the third church visit that day I wasn't knackered.
After the Kremlin we headed to our hotel which was freaking huge with its 1771 rooms and 8 restaurants, it felt almost like a Vegas hotel. We had Christmas dinner ...