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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
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... we wandered to Palace Square, where we'd seen a sound check on a large stage earlier. Palace Square is the open plaza in front of the Hermitage museum. It turns out there was a large hip hop concert and at 9 or so. The square was packed with teens and a few older adults (ahem). Seems it was a political party sponsored event. The sound was good and the large video screens and camera on a rotating boom added to the ambiance. It was funny ...
For a city only 300 years old, it is extraordinary that St. Petersburg should have such a wealth and diversity of religious buildings. From famous monuments like St. Isaac's Cathedral to smaller local churches with faithful congregations, from the ornate charms of Petrine Baroque to the pomp and magnificence of Russian Revival, St. Petersburg's churches are extraordinarily varied and often spectacularly beautiful. And it is not just Russian Orthodox churches ...
... some of the local churches. The city is brimming with dedications to previous leaders – statues and wall plaques, arches and statues and public parks and green areas everywhere. The one thing that I didn’t really know was that SPB was comprised of several islands of which contained canals and bridges galore. Our tour leader Luba (meaning Love) was good – her English was exceptional complete with a hint of an English accent – ...
... who was killed in 1881 by a bomb thrower on that very spot. This is the Tsar who freed the serfs 20 years. This church had no pews as the Russian Orthodox don't sit. It's a museum today. The inside is like St Peters in Rome, all mosaic but in a much smaller scale. Time for dinner. More tomorrow. Let me know if you are having troubles seeing this blog or the pictures from the photo stream. I will do those from today after supper. There are 29 do far plus what I add today. ...
... as I will have about a week after returning home to pack up my life and relocate it to Far North Queensland. Plus Christmas is somewhere in that week as well! Tomorrow, the Hermitage! I will give my boots one last workout tomorrow (I have no choice but to wear them in Irkutsk and don't want to spend every second of my time in Siberia thinking about having my feet ...