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... I with his wife and daughters around the base. Surrounding the square was a palace he built for one of his daughters. And on the other side was St Isaac's Cathedral. He is the patron saint of the town. Peter The Great who built St Petersburg was born on his saint day. Alexander finally drove us to our hotel, The Hotel Helvetia, Julie pointed out a good pancake café about 50 metres away and a beer café across the road. She also recommended the restaurant ...
... one of the oldest buildings of the city of Carskoje Selo. In a garden next to the church is a statue of Pushkin sitting on a bench chilling out, as you do as a poet.
We moved to the huge locked metal gates and stood in awe as we took our first glance at this immense blue, white and gold ‘home’. We then joined the extraordinarily long queue (admittance times are set in stone 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 for groups (2 people counting as a group!) and 12:00-14:00 ...
... did English. It only gave the money in a 5000 rouble note and I needed to pay 56 roubles for the tickets. So I got lots of change from the lady in the ticket office. Now to the station. The metro is so far underground that it takes a trip on the escalator two and half minutes to get there. It is the longest I have been on. At the bottom of the escalator was a little booth with a lady sitting in it. Not sure what her job was but she was dozing when passed her. Found our train ...
... dresses, shoes, gloves, and other accessories on display, including Catherine the Great’s wedding dress and coronation ermine cape. Each had a train at least 6 feet long. Behind her wedding dress was a tapestry of her wearing it and holding her scepter containing the Orlov Diamond, which made me think of Prince & Princess Orlov of Russia, who are family friends of ours we met in Mustique. He mentioned trying to buy back the Orlov diamond. I wonder how progress is with ...
... in the hermitage café. It has set a new benchmark for the trip - now whenever something is expensive, we say "well at least it's not as expensive as ice cream". As a traveller you are ripe for scams, but we are pretty wise to them now.
We saw the original site of St Petersburg at the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the natural history museum. The natural history museum had a huge collection of preserved animals including a woolly mammoth, ...