Herzen House Hotel St. Petersburg
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... mosaics of ceramic tiles of icons. As with Peterhof, no chairs - they worship standing! Again busy with many tourists though we observed many religious icons. The church has been restored and was fortunate not to be bombed by the Germans in WW2. We crossed over many bridges crossing the city and the river was alive with boats ferrying the many tourists in town. It is a city with so many monuments for its historical past - military, politician leaders, ...
... the Victory Column, the Church on Spilled Blood, and stopped at several other places. At one stop, at St. Isaac’s Square, in addition to seeing St. Isaac’s cathedral, we saw the statue of Nicholas I that apparently meets an untimely end during a tank chase through the city in the James Bond film Golden Eye. At another stop we were able to walk out onto the
Neva River, the river that divides the city and which freezes enough in the winter that ...
... New Hermitage and State Hermitage Theatre.
After walking for so long I had street food lunch and then went directly to the St.Isaac's Cathedral and also entered Kazan Cathedral where I was witness of an Russian orthodox wedding. It was getting cold and looked like rain so tired from all the walking I headed back to the hotel.
... of the restaurant car and learned our first important lesson about train travel in Eastern Europe - always carry local currency on you. We were charged 26 euros for a 2 course meal with beer. I'm sure the locals were paying the equivalent of 5 euros (or less) each. Oh well, the food was ok! After a less interrupted
sleep that night we woke early for our pre-dawn arrival in St. ...
... close- it actually gets dark quite early, between midnight and 1 am - but I have never seen the bridges go up, so we three decided it was high time we went.
However, we decided that we wouldn't just go. We would go a la russe.
There are heaps of Russian tourists here, and it seems to me that every one of them buys a fake sailor cap or a blue-and-white striped shirt while they're here. You can usually spot Russian tourists this way (Americans are ...