Egoeast Mini Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... so we just found the few pieces that we'd heard of; Monet's Waterloo Bridge, Picasso's Absinthe Drinker, and some Rodin sculptures (although not The Kiss, which we'd seen in Paris). We then just wandered around the former state rooms enjoying the splendid architecture, although there was next to no information on the rooms' former use. Some of the outfits on display looked good and I got told off for trying to take a photo of Wendy standing next to one particularly ...
... in more contemporary styles.
Alexander II was the last of the Tsars to actually use the Winter Palace as his main residence. After his assassination in 1881, it became clear that the palace was too large to be properly secured (the first attempt on his life the year before had been a bomb that damaged several rooms in the palace ...
... through the kitchen window just as I did when I was a small child. Not much has changed besides the enormous new flats and shopping centers that now illuminate the streets, with their logos piercing through the lush, tall, leafy maple trees that grow by my window. The people pass by, rushing towards the Metro dressed in light colors, as many do in the summer time. Young people on bikes, skateboards and rollerblades, something that was just so uncommon 10 years ago, is so normal ...
... ornate furniture, massive gold leafed chandeliers and paintings.
We were lucky that our tour included the gold room. This is a very secure room with tons of gold and jewels. There were golden toothpicks, sewing needles, knives, cups, hair clasps, etc. If it didn't move, they soaked it in gold. The ceilings were all painted with a variety of scenes. The majority were either biblical or depictions of war. Along the walls were large paintings of royalty, ...
... both in it's square footage and its cubic footage. There are gigantic columns that support the structure that must be 5 feet in diameter and they are numerous. The ceiling of the edifice is spectacular with many biblical scenes depicted. Lots of gold and lots of icons. There are also many gigantic mosaic reproductions of the originals. We learned that St Isaac's escaped damage during the war because the gold domes were painted grey and because of St ...