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... still older than our country) city. It is architecturally amazing, there are over 40 islands that make up the city, divided by canals, these and the roads were all "designed" so are easy to navigate and well laid out, which means it should be hard to get lost, but there are so many short cuts through "backyards" I have no idea where we actually went, it might make more sense tomorrow... Our guide is a photographer, who particularly likes taking photos of machines, ...
... Theatre and a statue of Catherine the Second surrounded by her many male 'associates'. We ended up in the main square outside what was the Winter Palace and is now the Hermitage Museum.
On the way back to the hotel we stopped in at the Eliseyev Emporium, which is kind of a Russian version of the Harrods food hall with shelves of sweets and candies stacked high in front of stiff-shirted staff. I bought some heart-shaped jellies for Wendy ...
... Paul Fortress. Lacking the fame and tourist appeal of the Hermitage or the Mariinsky Theatre, the Peter and Paul Fortress is certainly no less of a St. Petersburg landmark. The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, it never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the ...
... domes. Peterhof was very crowded, because it was the first day of the season for the fountains. This meant a ceremony, and lots of time waiting on the fountains to start which we didn't have. The fountains never started, so we had to keep moving to get back into St Peterburg. Back in St Petersburg it all became a blur. A stop here, a stop there. One gorgeous church after another. Then we arrived at what we affectionately named ...
... and gone to the Hermitage when it rained and saved Peterhof for another day.
We then got taken to The Church of the Spilled Blood, which is amazing! It took 24 years to build and finish the mosaic’s which entirely cover the interior, and then 27 years to restore it after the Soviet government used it as a potato and other storage facility. I am glad they didn’t blow it up like other monuments! The mosaics far out-did any other mosaic church we have been to, and ...