Mayakovskogo 1

Mayakovskogo ulitsa 1, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by tricruiser


... also called Puskin to Catherine's Summer Palace. I was hoping it was in a different direction but have to travel back through SBP with all the traffic. It is a 45 minute or so ride south. We were supposed to have a hydrofoil ride to one of these places but they are not yet available this season. This appears to be an area that many nobles had summer houses. They are mostly wooden and brightly painted. We have to wait outside the ornate iron and gold gate ...

So Much to See...

A travel blog entry by ritawritatravel


... supermarket in the area - something I'll have to confirm in the future.

Tired and clock watching, we hurried back to meet our group at St Isaac's Cathedral for a canal cruise and our last night group dinner. The entrance to St Isaac's we find out is actually on the side not facing the river. Here, you can climb up to the dome level for views of the city. After a brief walk, we meet our boat and hit the waterways of St Petersburg. While I would've loved to do a night cruise, ...


A travel blog entry by kerryb


... and a male who plays something similar to an accordion. They were very passionate about their music. We both had trouble sleeping last night, but while a little tired no worse for wear. Kizhi Island is an "open air" museum and is officially called State Historical Architecture and Ethnographic Preserve". Now that is a mouthful. It features a number of interesting buildings made in a northern wooden style. The actual construction ...

It's still glittering

A travel blog entry by dougo


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Because we were ahead of time and had some time to spare, Julia took us to the gardens where there is a statue of Catherine the Great with her courtiers at her feet. The garden was lovely and the Lilac trees were fragrant - so pretty. At one end of the park was a large theatre and at the opposite was a largish store once owned by the Yalese Brothers. It was a specialist provider then as it is today with its high ...

City of monumental buildings

A travel blog entry by helenandsimon


... a famous street that has all the main shopping but is a manic traffic laden road which we keep having to cross, fortunately there are lots of pedestrian crossing but we still can't work out why vehicles still come across on red lights!! So the walking tour progressed, one amazing site after another. What we did notice is the industry servicing the snow removal! Yes they move the snow out of the city by lorry or have some sort of ...


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