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... probably very beautiful in the summer but pretty bare in winter) as the sun set behind us. After dinner we had a mad dash across the city to get to the theatre in time to see the St Petersburg Ballet preform Swan Lake. The ballet was good, but I was a little bit disappointed by the theatre, I imagined an old, impressive 18th / 19th century theatre but instead we were in a very modern building that lacked fine detail. It made the whole thing seem a ...
... put in the cathedral and the famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who won the most important campaign of 1812, was buried inside the church.
The cathedral was named after the "miracle-making" icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which the church housed till the early 1930s. The Bolsheviks closed the cathedral for services in 1929, and from 1932 it housed the collections of the Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism, which displayed numerous pieces of religious ...
... to see.
Anyway – you’re not allowed to take any photos at all in the interior of the Palace but I bought a pack of postcards and took a picture of some of them so they can be included in my blog.
After the tour of the interior we came out into the gardens – these are just outstanding – so well kept, so lush and green and just acres and acres of them (250 acres I think). Konstantin then took us around some of ...
... everything else goes to rack and ruin...
After some photos of the river, and the grand palace square, I went into the Hermitage courtyard to queue. It was 400 roubles to get in, but an extra 200 to take a camera. (600r = £12), so straight away I knew where this was going... the tourist trap here was in full effect, making you pay through the nose for the slightest advantage or luxury - It reminded me of Ryanair's pricing policy.. Audio tours 700r + 2800r or ...
... straight from Irkutsk to Vladimir. Life on the train moved very slowly, so there isn`t much to do other than look out the window, read or play cards. We were lucky in that the leaves had started to turn golden yellow making for specatcular scenery. We shared our cabin with a grandmother (babushka) and her 3 year old granddaughter for most of the way, and although we couldn't speak to each other we managed to communicate. ...