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Back in St. Petersburg we board the river cruise ship Rostropovich which will be our home for the next 7 nights. Unlike the big cruise ships these are short (4 floors) and have a shallow beam. They also dock them side by side instead of end to end. This meant we had to walk through the main desk area of 1 ship to get to ours. A Russian tradition is to offer bread and salt to your guests as they enter ...
... Apologies to any scousers... Couldn't resist :) I would expect the same in return about southern shandy drinkers!....oh and not a tracksuit or perm in site!!!) Joking aside they were really good fun and it was nice to have some English conversation for a couple of hours, they were really well travelled and said if I thought Russia was difficult to adapt to then wait til China....! So after and bit more wandering and checking out the sights I thought a visit to the Hermitage ...
... II, Alexander I, Nicholas - I'm afraid most of it went in one ear and out the other. Off to Peterhof gardens on the hydrofoil. Beautiful, stunning spot. My favourite place with its gardens and fountains and green palaces. Lunch here, first bit of found all day (at 3pm). A caprese salad - not sure that's a Russian dish! Back on the hydrofoil to the winter palace and a hike to the Marinsky Theatre for the ballet. It's 6.30 pm by ...
... to St. Isaac's Cathedral, operating as a profitable museum. Money from the museum was used to restore Spilled Blood and it was reopened in August 1997 after 27 years of restoration work. Spilled Blood now functions primarily as a museum, but occasional services are held there.
... multi-coloured, onion-domed church was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander 2nd was assassinated on March 1,1881. Church construction was from 1883 to 1907 and was inspired particularly by St Basil Cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow. The facades are faced with glazed shaped brick and ceramic tiles as well as decorated with mosaic panels. The five cupolas of the church, some 1,000 square metres in area, are covered with ...