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... and some of the wall surfaces (eg silk) have had to be rebuilt according to photos taken at the time. We have to wear shoe coverings to protect the floor and are under constant surveilance as we make our way through the palace. After the sensory assault provided by the palace's interior we were similarly impressed with the extensive gardens, lakes, ponds, fountains, a large elevated building just to house sculptures of Roman ...
... a land entrance for buses! The place was packed, and looking at the way some of the people were dressed) i.e. not jeans and T-shirt) it is something of a big deal. It must be the place that St Petersburgians go on a beautiful warm summers day. We passed another big fountain, and came across a group of mini soldiers who allowed John to be photographed with them. As we thanked them and tried to tell them we were from Australia they told us they were from a military ...
... us it was our chance of a lifetime to witness such a unique and simply spectacular piece of living art.
ST ISAACS CATHEDRAL
Nadya had planned our tour very well. On our three kilometer walk to the Armenian Embassy, we would have the opportunity to take in the grand St Isaacs Cathedral, the Monument to Nicholas I and the sights surrounding the beautiful Isaakievskiy Square. From there we headed through Palace Square, past the Admiralty ...
... place and had the most amazing cheese bread ever. The Beef Stroganoff wasn't bad either. Yeah, I opted for it since it was invented just down Nevsky Prospect at the Stroganoff family palace by their chef.
Tuesday, September 16
We had a light breakfast and went to the world famous Hermitage Museum. It's an incredibly large series of 3 palaces, like the Russian museum, only much larger. You really need a strategy to see the art that ...
... could've taken in the gardens around the palace as well as the Alexander palace, but I had other things I wanted to see. Randy and Bob had told me about a couple of other good blockade museums in the city. After getting back, I made my way to the Neva embankment and walked to the Rumantsiev Mansion where one such museum is housed. It was a bit further than I thought. It was also closed. Someone was starting to extract ...