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... we were exhausted after a day as there is so much to see and take in, we barely scratched the surface.
To sum it up a beautiful, elegant and romantic city.
The drama began when we had to go and catch the train, we had passed the train station in the afternoon and decided to pop in and check out where the train was leaving from. However our train was not mentioned on any departure boards, a little concerned by this we asked the receptionist at ...
... rooms open to the public, spending about an hour inside. Next we enjoyed an hour in beautiful sunny weather in the gardens. During tourist season, 3500 visit this palace each day. John was a faithful photographer, so I will let the pictures tell our story.
... one mistake at the end expecting to be able to exit by the last fountain we find we have to double back to the church so are 10 minutes late! We take the walk of shame down to the back of the coach to our seats! We then return to the city centre to see some more sights stopping at St Christopher's church, I'm allowed in but Mo not as he is wearing shorts! The access is limited as this is a functioning RO church and ...
... discharging 100,000 cubic metres of water every day during summer. Over winter the fountains are turned off, & the statues encased in insulated boxes, to prevent cracking in the sub-zero temperatures. The many pictures that follow do not give justice to the place.
... we had to all troop out, take the mandatory photos (sometimes including posed ones of all of us) and troop back in.
We had a lucky escape: at the first photo-stop, Alona said we should NOT take our valuables with us because of the risk of pick-pockets but instead leave them on the bus with Nikolai the driver. I asked about passports, as I was pretty sure we were expected to carry them at all times (as we were, in pouches against our skins) and ...