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... they were mostly portraits.
The patterned parquetry was exquisite and so soft to walk on.
The rooms were set up as they would have been a few hundred years ago with lavish feasts laid out where the ladies and men moved from room to room to eat the different courses.
During World War Two the palace suffered significant damage and has since undergone huge restoration works.
They walked through ...
... of large pieces of amber, that the restoration workers were forced to buy pieces on the Russian version of eBay.
So why was photography not allowed here? Our guide just shrugged. Sometimes there are rules that don't necessarily make sense, but cannot be questioned.
Even the floors were interesting.
In one room, the guide pointed out the inlaid parquet created a three-dimensional effect that was so unusual ...
... thing to hear Corey Taylor being done in Karaoke) Everyone was having fun and so friendly. Even met a crazy 7ft tall Scotsman, who was teaching english. This bloke was insane.
We stayed till stumps and then headed home. Was a great night and we made plans to meet up with our Finnish friends in Kouvola, before saying bye. We crashed and packed ready to hit up Moscow. Tomorrow is the fast train, I have been looking forward to.
The Hermitage Museum took a few hours to visit and even then we only had a 'quick' look. We wandered the streets for the remainder of the day before attending the ballet Swan Lake in the evening. Then it was time for dinner at 11.30pm so we had pasta at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, very ...
... to meet with Elena. Luckily I recognised her! We started off in Dvortsovaya Ploshchad (Palace Square), a huge open space ringed by the General Staff building (the longest continuous building in the world after the Pentagon) and The Hermitage. In the middle of the square is the Alexander Column. Erected by Tsar Alexander I after the victory over Napoleon, it's around 45 metres tall and is standing under it's own weight. It has no foundations and no connection ...