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... winter palace and we get to see four but miss the expressionist paintings in no.5. No worries. We are impressed. Huge staircases, enormous rooms, beautiful furnishings....too hard to describe! Then to the paintings and the collection of Rembrandt, Goya, Titians, Michelangelo, Rueben's - just to name a few, all in close proximity...beautiful. The portrait room of Russian generals, the celebration of victories against Sweden, Napoleon and Hitler were all there...not ...
... we still had to queue to exchange the paperwork for our museum tickets. The queue was thankfully not long but the process took forever. A sullen grey woman spat out "passports" which we duly handed to her with our paperwork. We watched incredulously as she crouched over the most antiquated enormous computer, frowned and then swapped to another computer and another. It seemed like a crazy process as all our documentation was bar coded. ...
... and I told Nate I was pretty sure they had balls here because it just felt like you should dance your way through. Sure enough, that's what it was used for! They even had a court church there as well as 2 throne rooms. There are 3 floors, although the 3rd floor is only about 1/3 occupied. The Impressionists were in a few rooms on 2 but mostly on 3. So we pretty much went through all 3 floors! The great part was that there was English here. On ...
... Laid back if you will. For me, I found it laying on the sands of the Baltic Sea. Or biking in the white night trying to make across the rivers before the bridges went up. And the cider. Apple, pear, and especially black currant. Add to that rooftop parties till dawn with random new friends. SPB is an experience, one that I hope to repeat.
... Cathedral. So imposing. So important … but not intimidating. Beautiful inside with rich decorations, paintings and mosaics and heavy oak doors covered in bronze reliefs depicting Christianity in Russia.
This Cathedral is the 4th itineration of St Isaacs on this site with each iteration larger than the previous version. The Cathedral took some 40 years to complete and you can certainly see ...