Stary Nevsky Hotel
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... made the white almost jump out at you. All of the paintings were almost 3 dimensional due simply to the lighting. After the museum, we walked back along the river and back up to the Church of Transfiguration. We are starting to get our bearings a lot more now and feel very confident walking around the streets independently. What a difference from when we first arrived!! We are still getting our heads around being in Russia let alone feeling ...
... fun fact—did you know that shoes made specific for left and right feet did not come into play until the mid 19th century? Before that, everyone wore the exact same shoe on their left foot and on their right foot, which must have been very uncomfortable. They were also very narrow. All of the waists of these dresses were impossibly tiny, even by my standards. They were probably almost half as skinny as I am—and I have a 25-inch waist! I learned that at one time, ...
... expensive for similar quality than in Western Europe. While bad for our purse it was good for our waistlines as we never ate to excess.
Next day I was willing to just let Cath rest for the day because she was feeling ill, but she rallied and we headed off for Kronstadt, the island naval base first built by Peter the Great to defend his Russian capital and later the home of the mighty Baltic fleet of the Russian ...
The second day in this historical city was spent visiting the summer and winter palaces.
The summer palace is about 20 kms west of the city on the coast. After donning on plastic overshoes it was off for a guided tour of the palace. The palace was only built as a place to receive guests and wine and dine them and to impress them.
These guests were certainly impressed by the sheer size ...
... one side of the city under the river to the other side. The station is 120m underground and they are ornately decorated with mosaics depicting various scenes depending on the location of the station.
Back at street level it's back on the bus to St Nicholas Cathedral, it's Sunday so we are mindful of people going about their normal worship. The Russian Orthodox churches have no seats. During mass that can sometimes go for 4 hours, the ...