Filippov Na Nevsky
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
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... implements etc and in the house huge stoves for heating. Another great day and a fascinating and worthwhile visit - even though the thunder cracked and the rain bucketed down while we were there. The sun returned and we sat and had coffee and wandered back to the ship. We get plenty of free time to explore and there is never a feeling of having to do or stick with the group. We have been offered the chance with two others to attend the Bolshoi ballet ...
... enough to visit The Hermitage Museum.
It is located in the winter palace on the banks of the River Neve and rivals the Louvre and Prada in architectural, historical and artistic magnificence.
The building in the Baroque style comprises 1800 doors, 1900 windows and 114 staircases. There are 3 million items on show, and if you stood for one minute in front of each one, 40 hours a week, it would take you 8 years to see ...
... Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Raphael.....it was pretty overwhelming. Apart from the paintings, there are a lot of other interesting items, including a giant golden peacock clock. This giant clockwork automaton was created by James Cox to elaborately dance (probably on the hour, but it's just kept on display now and only occasionally wound up).
St Petersburg is also home to a number of beautiful churches. We visited St Isaac's Cathedral and climbed ...
... The Yusupov’s were one of the richest families in Russia whose wealth probably exceeded the Tsar’s by the 20th century. Of course, no trip to a European country is complete without visiting some churches. In St. Petersburg, the most striking church is the Church of Spilled Blood that commemorates the murder of Tsar Alexander I. With the brilliant blue and gold-leaf onion domes so symbolic of Russian ...
... so we were curious to see who the other three people were who would share our table. At dinner we met Belinda a retired primary school principle from Tasmania, and her sister Cath from Scotland, and Sheila, a retired high school principle from Queensland. These ladies were to be our dinner companions for the next week.
After dinner Peter and I were exhausted so happily climbed into our beds and blissfully drifted off to sleep after what had been a very eventful day. ...