Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... and enforced so as to protect the eyes of the subway conductors on the trains. One guy on our tour took a flash picture at street level before we even descended to the deepest subway stations in the world (they have a layer of soft/wet soil that required them to dig down close to China) and one of the officials freaked and told him in no uncertain terms any more and you’ll be arrested. So I double-checked my settings one more time. These stations ...
One important mission of travelling was postcards. Two amazing things were associated with postcards in SPB. One was that I got lost in finding the post office and luck fell on me by meeting a nice lady who spoke perfect English. When I asked about the direction, she looked at her watch and said she still got time before being hurried. She walked super fast but with a lot of patience showing me the way. I couldn't help thanking her ...
WEATHER: 15 - 21. Partly cloudy during the day. Rain at night
We decided to join Sasha, our great guide, and 14 others for a Metro ride to the city and a walking tour to discover St Petersburg.
St Petersburg is a glorious city of canals. It was planned and constructed under the orders of Peter the Great. It is known as "the Venice of the North". It is said to be built on "the bones of the serfs" who were forced to build the city ...
... s shoes. I think the children understand what happened and the scale of it. The gas chamber and crematorium are very small and it's hard to imagine that so many people were killed here. We take a bus to Birkenau which is 2km away. This purpose-built extermination camp is huge and there you understand how more than 1 million people were killed. There's not much to see as most of the camp was razed and only an adult can fully understand the atrocities that went on here. Anna and ...
... and pastel green and white. We got off the bus, went inside and there were hoards of people. We were there 2 1/2 hours and moved very quickly, stopping at an occasional painting. We saw Rembrandts, Titian, DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Hals. There was medieval art. Then there was the impressionist floor, which used to be the servants quarters. We saw every impressionist you can name. This was a collection owned by some St. Petersburg business who fled the revolution and ...
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