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... again part the sweeper and find a florist shop. I ask the original question and she again says some Russian and point through a park. Ok off we head and suddenly, there it is, the Metro with people coming and going. Next challenge was paying for our ticket. I couldn't buy Russian Rouble in Australian and couldn't find anywhere to change the euro or pounds I had left over. But there was an ATM. First one was in Russian only (I didn't know what I was withdrawing or transferring money ...
... Great to celebrate the victory over Sweden. It has hundreds of fountains. On the way back yo the city we drove past Constantine Palace. This is sometimes referred to as Putingrad. This is where the G20 was held. Obama stayed at the 4 seasons which is downtown near the Savior of the Spilled blood, the church of the resurrection of Christ. We went into it today. On Sunday we only stopped a block away for pictures. This church was built to honor the death of Tsar ...
Struck by the clouds of cruel fate
My crown of Summer bloom is sere
Alone and sad, I watch and wait
And wonder if the end is near.
- Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is one of, if not the most, celebrated poet Russia has ever produced. His wife Natalya was the object of the desires of D'Anthès, a French military officer in Russia to make his fortune. Soon after ...
... and is still maintained by a navy crew. During the Second World War the cruiser was being used as a training vessel and was sunk during bombardment. The ship was subsequently raised and is permanently anchored as a monument to the Revolution. At the Aurora I found a large chain blocking off the gangway to the ship. I could not find any information on whether the ship would be open and so walked on to the Peter and Paul Fortress.
... We spent almost a whole day in the Hermitage, the winter palace of the Romanovs. After the Peterhof experience we liked to explore this one on our own pace. Peter the Great started collecting art, mainly the dutch and Flemish painters, and Catharina continued this hobby. As a result the Hermitage houses the biggest collection of dutch and Flemish painters in the world. Something we wanted to see, of course. And there is much more: the interiors of ...