Lancaster Court Hotel
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... of The Nutcracker. I'm familiar with some of the music from the ballet but didn't know the story at all and so it was good that the programme had English notes as otherwise we'd have been completely lost as ballet isn't the clearest medium for conveying a story. Especially when the men were wearing tights far to clingy and the women looked seriously malnourished. Before the show started John and I tried to buy a beer from the bar but were dismissed ...
... truly spectacular Grand Cascade.
Improvements to the park continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Catherine the Great, after leaving her own mark on the park, moved the court to Pushkin, but Peterhof once again became the official Imperial Residence in the reign of Nicholas I, who ordered the building of the modest Cottage Palace in 1826.
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... After walking through the available rooms we walk through some of the classic gardens. We head back to the city for lunch. The city views are obstructed by the fogged up windows. Lunch was at Romeos . We had great service. The menu was cucumber and tomato salad that only had sour cream for a dressing. Borsch soup was excellent. There was sliced loaf bread on the table. I heard later that it is always rye bread. Our entree was chicken Kiev and rice ...
... surprises for me. In theory one can practice restraint, but we haven't done well on that score. Several courses at lunch and dinner,and each one excellent. I would say the food here has been noticeably superior to the European River Cruise, although that was a smaller ship of 125 passengers, so perhaps the variety couldn't be provided. And it's not that the food was bad, not at all. But I have a new respect for Russian cuisine ... and not a perogy in sight, so ...
It is 10:14 local as I start to write this post and I am feeling quite tired with all that we did today. I would like to explain that the WiFi service on the AmaKaterina is quite limited. Supposedly we cannot upload pictures or email attachments. When I checked yesterday's blog only 2 pictures showed up of the 11 I had hoped to have shown. I am going to try sending today's activities in two blogs and perhaps I can get two pictures out on each post. Today has been a beautiful day, ...