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... in front of it. Luck would have it that it was miserable and grey however from the back end of the church I got the blue sky and picture I had been dying to get. Surprisingly the inside of the cathedral was far more basic than I had expected and far less elaborate than the exterior.
Next stop came the Kremlin with its many many churches. The interiors were stunning with the brightly coloured paintings on the iconostases framed in gold. It was amazing to think ...
... a bit more to beetroot, potatos in every shape or form, pickled whatever, meat minced into submission of various patties, and pancakes made out of fresh cheese. Russian sparkling wine is a very affordable treat in an otherwise European priced environment. Bread or malt lemonade tasted interestingly different, but not to Joelle who was magically drawn to Russian salami. I guess they will be our main food item on the long train ...
... I would like to spend some quality time in Photoshop straightening up the perspective as it's a pity to photograph those lovely gracious facades with a regular lens.
Phillip dropped us at our hotel, which is just off the Nevsky Prospekt, and is comfortable if a little odd - the sort of ancient wardrobe made of shiny veneer that one would expect to see in a fairly prosperous Soweto home, and a rather grubby olive-green flecked carpet that one would ...
1st train journey to Moscow of our Transiberian adventure!
Busy day lots in St Petersburg to finish before we got onto the train and right on our doorstep at the Soul Kitchen - St Isaac's Cathedral, Decembrist Square, Church of the Resurrection and the rest of the Hermitage.
Nevskiiy Prospect is huge and we only realised that on the hike down to the station to catch ...
... from Ryan the English guy (great guy by the way), the first few days I barely knew anyone. Had conversations here and there, but it wasn't like Moscow where someone came in every night asking who wanted to go out. It wasn’t until I came home from getting dinner on the Friday night, and there’s two girls talking and laughing with Ryan and Andrew (guy from Manchester). Hang on, I know ...
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