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Day 5 - (Don't) drink and drive
Good thing that we did not have to drive on our own and that we visited the automobile factory before drinking beer.
No difference between people and machines?
This is what I felt when we were walking through the factory of the automobile producer Hyundai. I got the impression that people were a part of the assembly line because it all ran so smoothly. The processes were harmoniously coordinated. ...
... worked on it.
Further on in the Catherine Palace, the most noteworthy interiors are those in the so-called Cameron Rooms, the suites decorated in the reign of Catherine the Great by her favorite architect, Charles Cameron. His penchant for classical symmetry and his superb taste for color are evident in the charming Green Dining Room, originally fitted for Catherine's son Paul, and the delightful Blue Drawing Room, with its blue-and-white painted-silk wallpaper and superb painted ...
... It is crazy to think that it had been so badly damaged during the war with Germany! How anyone could damage something like that is beyond me!
That night Luisa and I went to the ballet and saw Swan Lake. It was really beautiful! It definitely wasn't a massive production or anything, but it was awesome! Plus, now I can say I went to the Russian ballet, in Russia!
When we got home we played kings with the girls, but had water because we were too exhausted to even think ...
... Kiwi to see the sights with. I think I have met my mums double. She reminds me so much of her in more ways than one, a little scary actually. But they are good company, willing to have a chat and always buying something to keep us entertained.
Over to Saint Nicholas Naval Cathedral which was the only church to remain open in St Petersburg through the revolution and is still a working church today. Very highly decorated with many icons which the ...
... Russians don't consider St Petersburg part of Russia, and I have read this many times before. Partly because it is so tied to the Tsars, but also because it is such a tourist spot. He said he thought the Russian government would not like that I am looking to find out what Russia is really like. He was half-serious. I laughed, but then remembered that Russian general Dzanna knows. LOL
Oh, I was reading somewhere that the police here ...