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We have been here for two full (and I mean full) days and they have been wonderful. Our flight over was huge! Left Melbourne at 10.30pm Thursday flew to Guangzhou and a stop over for 6 hours, to Wuhan and a short stop over, to Moscow and another short stop before an Aeroflot flight to St Petersburg arriving at 10.30pm Friday. (A lot of time zones in between and a lot of passport and customs) it was so good to see ...
... 25 storeys. All the same concrete/steel colour. A lot of them appeared very old and not well maintained. Video Girl did not see a house or anything resembling one for quite a while.
Then greenery, lots of green spaces, parks with a lot of trees and grass. It is too early to plant the spring flowers as it is still frosty most mornings.
Then water, the River Neve and canals. They could almost have been in Venice with ...
... as did the rich multi-hued marble, jasper and porphyry. Nadya was concerned about the stone flooring. Apparently it had always been covered with hand woven rugs but recently these had been removed to display the wonderful lustrous and heavily detailed stone work. We shared her concern as the rug removal now allowed people to walk upon what to us looked like a huge art piece.
Our tour of the church was very special and well worth the optional ...
... odd stone steps to the dome, from where we had a fantastic view of the city. The gruesomely named "Church of the Spilled Blood" isn't that gruesome at all. Just it's history. It's is where Tzar Alexandra II was fatally wounded. The interior is beautifully decorated with mosaics in extraordinary detail.
We spent a lazy afternoon (much to my relief) wandering up and down Nevsky Prospect, a road lined with fancy shops, churches and, most importantly, ...
Our kids love to tease us about how organized we are when traveling; one of those good- natured family jokes that benefit from repeat retelling. This trip will be different though as we haven't done much planning at all with the exception of Russia which was required to get a visa. The visa application form was an ordeal and required more than enough info for complete and lifelong identity theft. We were ...