Hotel Aurora Petrogradskaya
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... the black water, the frigid air whipped at
our faces. I suspected most of the students didn’t care, too excited at the
thought of being in Russia for the first time to feel the chill. Some went
below to get warm. Once we were moving we glided past a number of buildings.
The architecture in St. Petersburg was stunning and the buildings were painted
an odd array of colors including pink, green, blue and yellow.
... but never captured during the 900 day Nazi siege of WWII. But has been expertly restored and is magnificent. The amber room, dismantled and taken by the Nazis was lost and still has not been found (Hitler wanted it for his own museum). So the amber room is a recreation. The Great Hall has been restored – all gilded and amazing.
... launched into my sister! I knew this would probably happen but of course hoped for the best and because of this did not alarm my sister about the paw raise. :) turns out the kitten didn't even take her claws out. She did not want to hurt my sister and was overall as surprised as we were about this whole unique interaction. Natural reaction of a kitten living in the big loud city, and of a child from a small, companionate, sunny ...
... more spectacular then Versailles, in France. Photos do not do it justice. Back on the bus to St Petersburg and on to our canal boat tour.
By now the sun was trying to shine and it was a bit warmer. The tour boat was about 45 minutes and took us through the canals and under many bridges. From here we could see the many world heritage buildings, museums and churches.
Lunch today was served in another palace, much smaller then the ...
... supermarket in the area - something I'll have to confirm in the future.
Tired and clock watching, we hurried back to meet our group at St Isaac's Cathedral for a canal cruise and our last night group dinner. The entrance to St Isaac's we find out is actually on the side not facing the river. Here, you can climb up to the dome level for views of the city. After a brief walk, we meet our boat and hit the waterways of St Petersburg. While I would've loved to do a night cruise, ...