Grand Hotel Emerald
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... old Singer company headquarters used to be on this road, which is now a book store and a cafe. A bit pricy, but through the large art deco glass window you get a great view of one of the cathedrals, and Nik's hot chocolate was so thick he had to eat it with a spoon, which to me, says it was well worth it!
On our last day we headed out of town to the Peterhof Palace and Fountains. There's the traditional tourist route there- via a very expensive boat, or ...
... weather and the city’s architecture is resembles a Disney storybook and is colored like an Easter basket. All set along huge riverfronts or canals, with bridges and monuments as ornate as the palaces and cathedrals they separate and connect. Peter the Great and future tsars and tsaristas brought in famous engineers, architects and artists to design and create St. Petersburg on what was a swamp, where the Neva River ...
... as Carmel went to the Orchestra, and we all got excited for our trip to Tallinn the next day!
It is a normal thing to just jump on the ferry and head over to Tallinn, Estonia, for the day! So that is exactly what we did! We arrived around midday, and made a bee-line for the 'Old Town', which is conveniently situated right near the ferry terminal! The cobble streets twisted and turned upwards, and the shops and people looked more and more medieval as we went! There was a ...
... lot of animals in their art, both real and imaginary. The curving lines of the beasts are beautiful to behold, even when they're being torn apart by lions or wolves.
I then moved on to the Siberian exhibit rooms. Again the preservation was amazing. Hooray for permafrost! On display is a natural mummy of a chieftain. He was about 55 when he died and had amazingly good teeth, but obviously suffered from very bad arthritis of the knees. His body was covered in tattoos, ...
... others in the group we were quite lucky, a couple of ladies who arrived on the earlier train did not get anyone picking them up, and others that arrived by plane had to wait about 1.5hrs until the next plane came in before they were transferred to the hotel.
The hotel itself is ma-hoosive! It takes us about 4 minutes to walk from the lifts to our room along one of the longest corridors I have ever seen in a hotel. The hotel itself is tired but clean, and does the job which ...