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... route again (several km's in total) but this time stopped to purchase the must have souvenirs and, of course, to actually try out the food hall. I had the most amazing 'apple' made of white mousse (not as sweet as it sounds), and filled with cinnamon and stewed apple. It was like having apple pie with cream and was divine! Walking back to the hotel, we stopped for dinner before collapsing in our room. Time to pack and then head to Estonia ...
... Her parents got a priest to bless her and she was cured and had no memory of what had happened, apparently.
Anyway, back to Moscow. We visited the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which is the tallest Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the world at 338 feet. The original 19th century cathedral (that took 40 years to build) was destroyed in 1931 by Stalin to make way for a Soviet Palace that was never built because funds dried up. The new cathedral was started in 1994 ...
... I was not completely well and Cath was on the cusp of my virus too. The most immediate shock of Russia is the Cyrillic. In most of Western Europe you can try to figure out the word in the Latin alphabet, but with Cyrillic it is a completely different system and as alien as Klingon.
Next day we walked down Nevsky Prospekt to the Russian museum because I was interested in their collection of Russian art, especially ...
... so we decided not to chance it. Consequently we ate
the 4 dry biscuits and a wafer biscuit, not very substantial. Upon arrival in
St. Petersburg without a word of Russian it was difficult to make ourselves
understood. We think that we were conned by the cab driver but not being able
to understand the written word we couldn't figure out which train to catch ...
... are generally white with luxuriant gold-leaf trim while later rooms are decorated in the classic style that Catherine preferred, using less gold and more color and include a Wedgwood room.
The original palace was partially destroyed and gutted by the Germans during World War II. Some of the furnishings have been recovered and it has been carefully restored to make it as close to the original as possible. The present Amber Room is ...