Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... for a Mariinsky opera on Saturday. Normally one would be enthused about a free opera at one of the most prestigious and well known theater companies in the world... unfortunately however this opera was in Russian, as well as subtitled in Russian. For me, the opera quickly turned into sleep city, I think I dozed off between five or six times total (completely out, not even half awake) and was literally dreaming that people were going around handing out free english ...
... with each square inch covered in colorful mosaic's. Some were symbolic patterns and some depicted the life of Christ and other key moments in the Bible. The interior isn't large, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in dazzle. This is probably my favorite church interior so far. Its just so unique and of you were a child attending mass here, being surrounded by all these mosaics would really make the Bible come alive.
We hadn't eaten all day, so we ...
Setting off in: 74 days
Mood: frustrated a bit, but excited as hell. always!
I was just inspired by Judith, who shared the thought of her day:
Thought of the day: "What does a person need? Not much: something sweet to eat, and a story to tell, and time and space, and gladioluses in a vase, and two friends, and two hilltops, one on which to stand and the other upon which to gaze. And two eyes for ...
... the table in the top that drops down to be filled with food and then lifted back up to the dining room (so that no serving staff go up into the top room). Then back to St Petersburg. On the way to dinner we went through the Christmas markets that were set up in the square next to our hotel block and briefly watched the band on stage play air guitar before looking for a restaurant, eventually finding a pretty nice Italian ...
Dinner was at a place in the city and was chicken Kiev. Because Kiev used to belong to Russia (it was even the capital at one point) this dish is a typical Russian dish. It was at this meal that we first noticed the large amounts of dill that were being used. We had a salad, soup as well as the Kiev and they all had large amounts of dill, the salad had a sprig of it, it was all through the soup and it was in the garlic sauce of the Kiev. We were to ...
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