Old Nevsky House Hotel
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In one room, there were 35 (YES.....THIRTY FIVE) Rubens paintings.
There were also numerous Monet's, Picasso's, Renoir's, Van Gogh's, Da Vinci's (the famous Madonna with child), Van Dyk's.
And apart from the paintings, they were hung in the most stunning rooms (400 in total).
I was inside from 10.30am to 8pm (good job it was late opening) but eventually I had to give in.......I was knackered.
And still there was ...
... we could get. After all, he's a card carrying member of the Mormon Church, based in Salt Lake City, an American city. Now we could get sightseeing instructions in English.
In St. Petersburg
With only six days in this city, we knew that St. Peter offered so much to do with churches, museums, parks, walks, palaces, ballet ...
... we moved outside to join the crowds waiting for the 11.00am ceremonial turning on of the fountains. This was set to music and was enchanting. Our tour guide, Olga, then took us to see the major fountains on the eastern side of the garden and some also on the remaining western side. Along the way we stopped to listen to musicians which added to the atmosphere.
Our return bus trip took us on a recently built ring road for which the bus driver had to pay a toll. The ...
... I was giddy with excitement when the sun finally rose and we saw snow!!! Lots and lots of snow!!
Once we got to Helsinki, we dumped out luggage at the 'reception' of the apartments we were staying in, and went (you guess it) shopping! We searched for hours for a fur hat for Dad, and finally found one! I was ready to get mad it he didn't appreciate it, because we literally searched every single day they were in Finland for this! (He loves it! :D)
Mum and I had a ...
... you were under the mushroom, 'trapping' you underneath unless you got wet ducking out. The third was perhaps the most fun of all - a very innocent looking "field" of cobblestone with tiny fountains flowing along the perimeter.
We couldn't remember exactly how it worked other than you had to walk the correct path to avoid getting soaked. The best joke was how we found it exactly how it worked and the manner it unfolded. Call him the button pusher, and perhaps one of the most ...