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... when I realised I had missed some thing I wanted to see. I can see both but it will be a long day, about 8 hours. (Watch this space)
It is not just the historical stuff on the walk around the city centre but she suggested things I could do in the afternoon and cheap places to eat. Little things like it it is education day today when all the children go back to school and take flowers for the teachers.
After she ...
... us both most - and to our shame -- was something we barely knew about before -- the terrible suffering endured in this city during WW2.
I know all about the London blitz from Mum's experience living through it, and POW camps from Dad's ship being torpedoed by the Germans and him spending months in an Italian camp in Somalia.
But -- the siege of Leningrad--just words.
Yes, the art of the Hermitage was wonderful (when we could get ...
... and a rather austere portico with exquisite sculptural relief. Against the inky violet sky, the beautifully proportioned little church looked quite surreal.
Our wanders took us past the Gostiny Dvor Shopping Mall which is located on a triangular block between the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and Sadovaya Streets. The massive, yet elegant building extends for over a kilometer in length and embraces a staggering area of some ...
... day, so far it had rained everyday since leaving London) Tim, our Honcho took us on a walking tour through the city. We saw the beautiful Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, with its many domes and thousands of murals, built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881; the huge, magnificent, turquoise coloured Winter Palace, now known as the Hermitage, a museum that houses one of the world best art collections; Peter and ...
... much of it but if they took it one step further and walked up to me laughing......weirdo! As the days went on in St Petersburg, we started to mellow a bit and become more understanding of the Russian ways. We have still been giving the police a wide berth but now when the old ladies shout at us for doing something wrong (they shout at everyone in the tourist attractions for minor offences), we no longer feel annoyed but give them a little smile......passive aggression ...