Red Stars Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... disease in the summer months. Despite the toll it took, as any great city has taken in some way, it is a masterpiece.
St. Petersburg has a legacy even in name; changed to Petrograd during WWII as to not show any German legacy, then to Leningrad following the Communist Revolution, then back to St. Petersburg in 1991 following a vote by the citizenry. Whereas Moscow gives a sense of strength and grandeur, St. Petersburg ...
I should say something about the place where I'm staying in St Petersburg. Mir Hostel (mir means world in Russian) has several hostels across St Petersburg. I stayed in the one on Nevskii Prospekt. The location couldn't be better, being only 5 minutes from Palace Square and the Hermitage. Its on the 5th floor of an old apartment building which, like a lot of apartment buildings in the city, is quite ...
... and gone to the Hermitage when it rained and saved Peterhof for another day.
We then got taken to The Church of the Spilled Blood, which is amazing! It took 24 years to build and finish the mosaic’s which entirely cover the interior, and then 27 years to restore it after the Soviet government used it as a potato and other storage facility. I am glad they didn’t blow it up like other monuments! The mosaics far out-did any other mosaic church we have been to, and ...
... red. The original amber used to decorate the room was taken down during the war by the Nazi and it has never been found again. The new amber used to decorate the room was donated by Germany ( I think). The room now looks like it would have have looked when first decorated - it was definitely something special. The colours were amazing. The gardens were nothing amazing and they weren't particularly colourful. ...
Feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed today - great night's sleep after a long Skype session back home (I.e David in London), a long hot shower (it's been a struggle to get one for this entire trip!), hair dryer, and early check out without the group. I've now settled into a warm, toasty cafe around the corner complete with Christmas ambience and am patiently a ...