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... beautiful gardens and fountains. The only sad thing was it was raining there too so not too many photos. It's still raining so we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant again. The food is very good and David and I ordered the duck to be informed some time later that the duck was no longer available. Only two meals left and they had been reserved for two other people in the group which was odd given that we had ordered first. Oh well, maybe tomorrow night David and I can have the ...
... Hermitage Museum, one of St Petersburg's jewels and arguably one of the best art museums in the world. It houses art by Da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt and Renoir to name just a few. The Hermitage was the Tsar's former winter palace so as you would imagine, it was simply stunning. To give the art work the time it truly deserves you'd need to dedicate a full day at least, time we unfortunately don't have on this visit... We've been extremely lucky to visit some great galleries ...
... speed. We arrived in the car park to the sounds of Waltzing Matilda played by a group of old musicians who certainly knew where each bus load of tourists came from! As we walked around to the entrance we were struck by the gleaming golden domes peeping above the walls, then approached the intricate black and gold wrought iron gates, where a long queue was already waiting to enter. The elegant blue, white and gold facade was magnificent, with a sweeping central staircase and ...
... for the ballet performance "Cinderella" at the Mariinsky theatre. I was especially excited because it was my first ballet I could watch but also because it was in Russia, a culturally spoilt country. As we already learnt in class, families take their kids to the ballet and they behaved very well. It was a beautiful performance and I am glad to have experienced it.
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... style church that was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. After assuming power in 1855 in the wake of Russia’s disastrous defeat in the Crimean war against Britain, France and Turkey, Alexander II initiated a number of reforms. In 1861 he freed the Russian serfs (peasants, who were almost enslaved to their owners) from their ties to their masters and undertook a rigorous program of military, judicial and urban reforms, ...