Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... of these buildings. The Mint was free entry, but I think it was because it is a shop. We opted to
take advantage of our student cards and got a student pass that allowed us
entry to two places. These included the cathedral and the prison.
The cathedral had marble tombs of some members of the Royal family. Attached is a room with information plaques and artifacts related to the Church. The interior ...
... moment decision and accepted his offer.
The driver loaded our luggage, we climbed on board the van and were off. The van bumped along over the rough roads and we held on to Sal for dear life as she didn't have a seatbelt to restrain her. The driver weaved in and out of the traffic as we tried to take in the sights as well as click away at the odd photo opportunity. As we sped through the crazy traffic, we were all just hoping against hope that the driver ...
... schedule because during the night were had to stop travelling because of Fog. When in the river system the pilotong of the boatt is all done mannually by the Captain or mates and while the ships have the Russian version of GPS and radar they pass many ships going the opposite way in very close quarters. The result was we were delayed approx. one hour arriving in Goritsky WE disembarked the ship to run a gauntlet small shops until we got ...
... Blood. The spilled blood is that of Alexander II, and the church was built by his son, Alexander III on the site of his assassination by terrorists in 1881. Its distinctive spires liven up the St. Petersburg skyline while the inside is decorated with over 6000 square meters of mosaics done by the reverse or indirect method which produces a flatter, smoother, more finished surface. The church is very colorful, very ornate, very beautiful and ...
... which is sometimes used for rock concerts. The Senate building is also within the grounds. We left the Kremlin and dashed back to get our packs before catching an early afternoon train to St Petersburg. We have found this city to be quite different to Moscow - not so hectic, and with many graceful older buildings.
Peter the Great created St Petersburg as his capital, starting ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Pets allowed