Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... Hopefully the pictures will do the place more justice. Amongst the other buildings we saw, was a place called the "Church of the saviour on spilled blood". The church is known as the church that took 24 years to build and 27 years to restore. From the outside it sums up the style of buildings when you think of Russia. When you go inside you can see why it took 27 years to restore. Throughout the whole building the walls and ceilings are covered in mosaic ...
... the feel of the city and visiting another beautiful church building: St Isaac's Cathedral.
Russia has been a new and exciting place to visit though throughout the trip we have been aware of the differences in culture between Europe and Russia. Here, people are not desperate to take your money or sell you things, if ...
... used to try and contain the fire caused the metal to fracture, and what we see is the result. We weren't told how long the artisan had worked to produce it, but it's pretty sad, no matter how one looks at it. There is park land, a double helicopter landing pad for Putin and other government officials, the cathedrals, and the Armoury. Armoury is a misnomer, as it is really a museum of treasures dating back to the 17th Century. Unfortunately, ...
... morning we headed out for our first full day of our 3 day tour. After a hearty breakfast (where we the only non-Asians in the dining room), we head out to learn about Peter the Great’s rise from military leader to setting the course for a Romanov dynasty that lasted another 200 years. Over the course of the next 3 days we crisscross the city and hop over many bridges to tour the sites inside the city – Peter the Great’s original log cabin, the ...
... winter palace of Catherine the Great a place we had been looking forward to with eager anticipation. To begin with it is on the main drag, Nevsky Prospect, beside a canal and not easily distinguished as a special building other than the fact it was yellow and rather large in appearance. Once inside though the immensity of the palace is quickly apparent with huge marble stairways and artefacts of large proportions at every turn. We luckily went straight to the ...
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