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... for tourists.
SPB (for short) is a city with canals, thanks to Peter the Great, who designed it after successful W. European cities and that makes for scenic photographs. We were also near the Singer building, the headquarters for the sewing machine company in Russia. It's a crown jewel in a city of wonderful architecture and palaces.
Man, do they love coffee here. There's a shop every 4 stores. And don't think for a moment ...
... served anti-religious propaganda purposes. A couple of years ago regular services were resumed in the cathedral, though it still shares the premises with the museum, from whose name the word "atheism" has now been omitted.
Rivaling the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as the world's finest collection of Russian art, the State Russian Museum has an illustrious history that began when the fiercely nationalist Tsar Alexander III became the first Russian ruler to make ...
... meant we could go forward.
Once we got in the van, most seats had been taken so Deb and I were separated - one of us in the front and me in the back of the bus for the entire 8-hour tour. Generally St. Petersburg is like other large city with the exception of a few things – more specifically – the trams look very, very old and the yellow traffic light comes on just before the red traffic light turns to green (novel idea I ...
... area would have been quite glamorous in their day, They are now dirty, crumbling, with the elegance hidden behind the grime, but it is there if you look.
St Peterburg is made up of the poor and millionaires and not much in between.
Tomorrow we will see the better side(Luxury of )this city, so it should prove an interesting day.
Well goodnight all and I will fill you in on the rest after I have seen it xx
It's 5pm and we are leaving the Peterhof and we are exhausted. Peterhof rivals Versailles so we spent the majority of our time on the grounds. We did go in to Catherine's pavilion which is on the Baltic. Quite a view! It's interesting that this building like Catherine's palace was almost totally destroyed by the Germans. 15k items of art were hidden by the Soviets but 10k were lost and never found. St. Petersburg is a city of 6 million today but in 8/1941 when the ...