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We have 2 day tickets, so can break it up a little.
By accident we wandered in via a quieter entrance, the reason it was quieter was that it lead to a more obscure part of the displays - the Siberian archelogical section. Not an area we'd have sought out, but was extremely interesting, not least because we were going to be travelling thru there next week. It was stunning how sophisticated their culture was in the periods the displays ...
... just as the lights are dimming and the symphony begins to play. We had balcony seats, but there weren't many people up there so we took seats in the balcony private box center stage and had it all to ourselves. The Hermitage and Bolshoi theaters are probably more famous, but The Palace theater is something and holds at most 400 people. So it was quite intimate. But I still didn't know what ballet we were watching!!!
Well it wasn't but ...
As a working girl in this expansive city, I spend a significant amount of my life on public transport en route to or from one job or another. In the course of this (almost) year I've learned lots about travel as part of the masses. For your reading pleasure, please find below one ephiphany for every month I have made the commute.
1. Some Basic Facts
The Saint Petersburg Metropolitan is SUPER DEEP. You may have read stories about ...
... lives in Piter, and his new girlfriend lives in an apartment with 10 cats. He never sees Sasha, and they hardly know each other. People are brutally rude to each other and often have a "it's not my problem" attitude, yet if there's a problem, they're great at helping each other, or banding together and causing a general nuisance if they feel the're right. You live in a country that promotes itself as a democracy, yet the phones are still bugged from time to ...
... have been possible, I am extremely happy with the location and the size of it. It is only one metro stop from Nevsky Prospekt, the very center of the city.
My observation about how people live in Russian cities is that they all tend to live in very old buildings. During the Soviet era, many thousands of these old apartment buildings were built to accommodate the masses, so nothing new ever gets built. People just continue ...
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