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... s golden dome coated with more than 200 pounds of gold which dominated the cities skyline. A service had just finished and the priest was giving words of comfort to the congregation.
Once again Video Girl would have loved to photograph the women in their scarves and coats, the men with their hats in their hands all huddled around the priest.
It could have been a service today or one a hundred years ago.
... and every morning you woke up to (free) freshly made waffles. I could have quite happily spent a couple of days relaxing without leaving the building! But Nik informed me this wasn't part of the great adventure master plan, so we went off to see the Hermitage instead.
Which, OK, was worth leaving the hostel for. It has the worlds largest art collection, and over 3 million items in total (not all on display). We were dosed up to our eyeballs in Picasso, ...
... of fountains at Peterhof were extraordinarily designed and all operated by gravity with pressure derived from a series of increasingly smaller pipes running from a river 25 Km away, similar to fountains in Rome. All of the Tsar’s palaces were largely destroyed during the Bolshevik revolution and WWII but many rooms have been painstakingly restored to their original splendor. We also visited the Yusupov palace, where Rasputin ...
... in a duel) murdered Rasputin. The main point of the tour was to show the room where Felix and his cronies tried to poison Rasputin. Though he apparently ate and drank poisoned provisions, he did not keel over as anticipated, and Felix was forced to shoot him. Though seriously injured, Rasputin escaped the palace, but was pursued to the river, where he drowned. In case you've forgotten the story, Rasputin was a peasant from Siberia, but a Bible ...
... met the other twenty three English speaking people on board and also met our guide, Olga who was a lovely young girl who spoke four different languages. The passengers on the Lev Tolstoy were divided into four groups our English speaking group, plus a Russian group, a Spanish group and a French group. Each group had their own guide to explain in their own language what we were seeing when on tour.
When we boarded the boat we were given a table number for ...