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... t know that kind of technology existed at that time so my mind was thoroughly blown. I don’t think even Marie Antoinette had something both so extravagant and innovative for the era. I can’t believe I had never heard of the Peacock Clock before. Another notable thing I saw was a gigantic urn made of solid green marble that took up most of the room it was in. It was standing on a green marble base about 3 feet high and then the urn probably brought it up to 12 feet high. ...
... realising I was hungry. By then it was 2:30 so once again I had missed lunch. Too busy sightseeing to worry about trivial things like eating. I stopped off at the Cafe Leningradsky for cheap but decidedly average Stroganov. After lunch I went to the last place my combined entry ticket was for: the trubetsky bastion prison. This prison held some of the most famous political prisoners in Russian history, including Lenin's brother (who was subsequently ...
... states of repair. There was a Ural that is older than me and a few very exotic bits hanging around, in particular there was an interesting sidecar that looked like a lump of an aeroplane, I believe it's Hungarian but I'm not sure.
So, on with the photo's, If I new what the buildings were called I'd name them, but I don't..they are all the Winter/Summer Palace of (insert name) the Great though!
... most attractions within walking distance.
After being able to have a shower and freshen up we all met up at 0900 for Sara to take us on an orientation walk of the city. Well it wasn’t quite all us who turned up for the orientation tour, Hayley was nowhere to be seen, I think the train trip might have caught up with her. One thing I found odd about the Tucan tour, the tour leader had to share rooms with a paying customer when there were odd ...
Another early start, this time to tour
Catherine's Palace (again with an obscene amount of gilt and opulence
– easy to see why the revolution happened!) and a visit to the
Hermitage Museum. I took 890 photos! What more can I say? It has ...
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