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... has made the plaster very brittle. The government has a restoration
program in the summer months and many buildings were covered in scaffolding and
were wrapped in hessian or similar material. The winter Palace of Catherine the
Great was absolutely spectacular and the palace was huge and adorned in gold,
with high columns and marble staircases everywhere and contained many old
After much sightseeing it was back on ...
... it my most expensive meal in my entire trip!
One thing I wanna to share about tips. In Russia, people pay tips in fancy restaurants, like other western countries. Of course I wanted to do in a Chinese way, that was no tips. I gave in at last. That's why I always ending up in eating in my host family or some fast-food restaurants.
The second stop of visiting was State Russian Museum, the second biggest one in SPB. ...
Today is my birthday and I cannot think of a more beautiful place to be. The weather was much warmer and again we were blessed with sunshine.
Today we are at Peterhof. http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterho f/grand-palace.asp It is a smaller town outside of St. Petersburg and has a palace and park that are breathtaking. Peter the Great was inspired to have this palace built after ...
... are not quite ready and we shove into the Hermitage and get into it and head over to the Grand Staircase. See the photos for what we saw and did. When we are almost done, my daughter's ankles are giving her some grief and we are not interested in going to see the impressionists so we skip that part. We go to the gift shop and there are some nice things there. We will have time later for more shopping as we tell ...
... of Peter the Great is first on the agenda. Known as the Versaille of the North it sits in an elegant park with fountains that function on gravity alone. The building was completely destroyed by the Germans but has been restored by the people to virtually say....."up you Hitler”!! The original fountain statues were made in brass and melted down to make guns in the war. They have been rebuilt using the original moulds. Some ...