Rossiya Hotel St. Petersburg
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Comrades welcome to this, the start of your tour yes? That's what we expected to hear at the airport, but instead it a simple hello - stand over there next to the tall guy under the TV. OK, we are finally here after months of waiting with Simon, Andrea, Dan & Aneta... plus those other people we haven't met yet also standing next to the tall guy …
... and posted updates of the poets condition. This note is still on the door today.
After two days of agony, Pushkin opened his eyes and asked "life is over"? "Yes, life is over", replied one of his friends. With this the poet died on the 29th of January 1837. I don't know if it was just because they had Albioni playing on the audio guide but I admit I got a bit emotional at this point of ...
... security. I’m not handing over passport or driving licence and instead give my National Trust membership card. She’s dubious about this but relents when I point out the word "National" in big letters and puts it in envelope nr 8 for safekeeping.
The grey drab cloud soon gives way to blue sky and sun which enhances the yellow ochre of the buildings. The church houses the remains of Tsar Nicholas and family who were executed in 1918. I’d been ...
... 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. ...
... St Nicholas Cathedral where a service was currently underway. We were able to walk around the back of the cathedral and observe.
From there we continued driving around and stopped at various locations for a look, photos and more in depth history.
We made our way to the Peter and Paul Fortress where we visited the various buildings on the site, including the cathedral where all of the Russian Tzar's are buried.
Following this we were driven to ...
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