Nevsky Hotel Breeze
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... Her parents got a priest to bless her and she was cured and had no memory of what had happened, apparently.
Anyway, back to Moscow. We visited the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which is the tallest Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the world at 338 feet. The original 19th century cathedral (that took 40 years to build) was destroyed in 1931 by Stalin to make way for a Soviet Palace that was never built because funds dried up. The new cathedral was started in 1994 ...
... or money to come to this place if you ever come to St. Pete. The only good thing was that you could see across the Neva (river), which was completely frozen over! St. Isaac's cathedral on the other hand was majestic. It is now a museum so I had no qualms with taking pictures of this place. Outside, it is a huge red building with giant granite columns. Apparently they had to build special trains to get the granite columns to ...
... the house that Peter preferred over all the palaces. He wasn't one for all the pomp and circumstance. He understood it's importance in making Russia look rich and powerful to other countries, but he preferred the more simple things. This is typified by Montplaisir. It's a very small, simple house consisting of two wings with only 5 or 6 central rooms. It's very intimate and I could definitely see why Peter preferred it. I stood looking out of the window of the dining room overlooking ...
... Museum for dinner and vodka. Got to give it to the Russian's they can make a great vodka, not like the paint stripper we have in Australia but a drink you can almost drink like water, even when neat. The next day we attempted to see all there was to see at the Hermitage and the Winter Palace which was conveniently located 10 mins away from the hotel. Wow! We started with the palace interiors which just showed how thoroughly spoilt the aristocracy were to ...
... driver was there holding up our name on a board....result! It was dusk and about 17.00 as we pulled out of the airport, into rush hour time! So glad we didn't hire a car! Interesting taxi driver, spoke great English and did a sort of guided tour commentary all the way, very interesting.. Wow, what a city, albeit in the dark. Beautiful buildings, very grand and massive and lit up spectacularly. Too late for photos ...