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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... sights of the city leaving us somewhat confused. As it was about 10 C with a biting wind we were well rugged up but Dick's ears felt particularly cold after standing & looking at the sites. We didn’t realise that St Petersburg was the Russian capital for nearly 300 years until the revolution of 1917 & that it has an official population of 5 million but may contain about 8 million in fact.
The scale of the buildings is amazing as it ...
... queue standing and by the time james returns to me in the wet queue outside, I was a bit frantic especially as I had no passport on me and there are many guards around the palace...but we have tickets...YAY!
Into the hermitage eventually!! The place is huge and even with the map we get lost several times. Not only are there many, many great pieces of art, the building itself is a work of art, each door and ceiling in every room is ornate ...
... Great on his horse by Falconet, commissioned by Catherine and given to the city in 1782. We take pictures and move on to St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox Church in the city, where we take more pictures of the famous colonnade.
As we stroll along, the Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's main street, we have a chance to examine t he decorations on the buildings, admire the pretty ...
... the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood were two other sights we visited in St Petersburg. The Savior on the Blood cathedral is similar to the St Basil's cathedral, apparently when Ivan the Terrible (1554-1584)- Grand Prince of all Russia decided that he needed a cathedral unlike no other he commissioned Postnik Yakovlev to build St Basil's in Moscow. Legend has it that Ivan didn't want anything so great to be built elsewhere so he ...
... because neither of us was feeling very well and also because we had been scared by the horror stories we had been told about pickpockets. I know it’s a problem but surely scaring someone into not wanting to be in a place isn’t really very good. When we got off the coach to take some photos, we were being swarmed at by people trying to sell us things that wouldn’t take no for an answer and also came face to face with something that made ...
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