Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota
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... but the flesh was worn out! Also, we had been granted admittance 1 hour before the general public....wow, when the doors opened to everyone we immediately realized how privileged we were. Hoards of people were suddenly everywhere. By the way, I should mention that I made a near miraculous recovery from the cold, or else drugs work better than I would have expected. I credit Cold FX for doing its part, too. Back to the Hermitage ... First ...
... 750 and 900 people (as calculated by me), with a large tiered floor and five levels of balconies in a horseshoe fashion all the way around the edges of the theatre. Obviously the ballet was excellent - as if you would expect anything less in the country of the home of Ballet and Tchaikovsky.
The drive back from the theatre was also a fantastic drive. Much of what we viewed in the day plus basically all of the old buildings, were all lit ...
... of mine has described accurately as "the mating call of the Russian male". Sometimes, though, more original scenarios reveal themselves.
Picture it: It is Saturday. I have worked all day, teaching both adults and children, after which I (молод 077;ц!) still dragged myself to the gym. I have two large bags, I am exhausted, therefore I sit. Next to a napping, obviously drunk, young man.
... amazing mosaics on the inside .
We then travel to the other bank of the Neva to St Peter & Paul fortress where we see the tombs of the Tsars in St Peter & Paul's church .The church is crowded with tour groups, Russian visitors and school groups as today is 1st September when all schools and colleges start term and is known as Knowledge Day and children take flowers to school for ...
... br> Near the museum are the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. We rode a canal tour boat for several hours thru the canals and rivers. We were able to see the University of St. Petersburg, the Paul and Peter Fortress that was the site of the original founding of the city, the Hermitage, the Church on the Spilled Blood, the light towers of Peter the Great, and numerous other buildings and sites that kept us clicking away with our cameras. To add to the tour was ...