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... but I would hate to eat it cold.
The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-story building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different ...
... taken to a market. It looked like a flea market with booths, but on the other side was a grocery. We did not investigate, but there were lots of photos from those that did. We are now taken to the office to pay for our two day tour. They are very smart. The office is surrounded by rooms of souvenirs. Actually the prices were good and the selection was huge. The traffic is so tied up due an accident about 150 people are late getting to the ship. The winds ...
... 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 ...
... VI who are not buried there.
After our visit to the fortress it was time to head to the Hotel Moscow for some much needed lunch as it was 2pm and I think many in the group were just a little "churched out". Lunch was a buffet affair and very nice! With full stomachs we boarded the bus to arrive at “The Hermitage” Museum (or Winter Palace or Catherine’s Palace – as it is known by many) to take in its well documented grandeur. The Museum ...
... be a passive smoker for the rest of your life!! ENJOY!!
We decided to do little tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress thanks to the write up in Lonely Planet and it sounded like the place to be!!! So off we went. Spent a fortune as you do, being a tourist in Russia apparently means you have money and so they charge you a bomb and you have no idea otherwise.
The Fortress was great, I caught up on all my history of the Tsars family and ...