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... Simple Hostel). Popped out about 5pm for a short walk around the area but ended up walking about 5miles. We found a truly beautiful city complemented by a magnificent sunset. Had a yummy beef stroganoff for my dinner. Downside to the day - I found out I left my kindle on the plane (idiot!). On the plus side one of the air stewards contacted us to let us know and left it at the airport of me to ...
... construction work going on, dozens of cranes could be seen as as they drove from the port area.
Obviously new apartments/ office buildings were being completed.
Second impression was the number of apartment blocks which increased each mile they drove.
Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds, usually between 4 and about 12-15 stories high looking very much like housing commission blocks in an inner city area. No building is ...
... conditions certainly did not do justice to the beauty and splendour of what is commonly referred to in St Petersburg as The Church on Blood. Inside the church was even more mind boggling; the exquisite detail of the sculpting and mosaics being almost overwhelming.
It was also the magnificent stonework that caught our eyes. We had never seen rhodonite before. The beautiful rosy pink lustrous stone streaked with blacks and greys adorned much of ...
... Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Raphael.....it was pretty overwhelming. Apart from the paintings, there are a lot of other interesting items, including a giant golden peacock clock. This giant clockwork automaton was created by James Cox to elaborately dance (probably on the hour, but it's just kept on display now and only occasionally wound up).
St Petersburg is also home to a number of beautiful churches. We visited St Isaac's Cathedral and climbed ...
... there, we went to a restaurant for Russian tea and small snacks.
Our second tour was an evening cruise down the Neva River, the main river in St. Petersburg. The city is very odd. It has some of the most beautiful buildings you’ll see, next door to run-down areas. It feels like after 50 years, it’ll either be completely gentrified, or impossibly ruined. However, for now, onion-domed buildings, gold-plated spires and MANY palaces line the streets.