Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the trains at several metro stations to take pictures of ornate marble pillars and crystal chandeliers. It's a metro line with class. At one station there is a large bust of Lenin surveying the scene. Ironic.
Today before the pick-pocket incident, we walked the 3 km length of Nevsky ...
Today I walked around with Tidoy, Alper, and Sebo. We saw the Aurora Cruiser, which was used during the October Revolution of 1917 to signal the final assault on the Winter Palace. It also was used during the Russo-Japanese and Second World wars. Tidoy is ...
... a visa, we could not stay. It seemed our only option was to turn right around and sail back to Helsinki this evening, seeing little of St Petersburg, which was actually the original goal of this entire trip. Finally, our luck changed when the hotel staff said they would make an exception and offered us a room. Never has a hotel room looked so inviting and luxurious. We very happily brought our things upstairs and were able to breathe again! And St Petersburg has not failed to ...
... of the ordinary people. Once again saw some beautiful art and we are getting better at picking the artists like Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso (ok not so hard really). The piece-de-resistance was an 18th century gold clock made by an English clock maker which had a peacock, owl and rooster around a tree, all the birds had amazingly life like movements at the change of the hour. It was all made a gold and still worked. We had to admire the craftsmanship ...
... handed back to me along with a ticket, must have been a free day, bonus! I am not sure why I thought I would check it out. I knew beforehand that a so-called "highlight" of the museum was a collection of deformed human and animal foetuses collected by Peter the Great. I found the collection quite macabre, maybe more of interest in medical journals than on display in a museum.
The walk to the submarine was quite scenic along the river. I thought ...
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