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... so heavy it was coming at us sideways and drove us inside so we missed the last 10 minutes of the audio tour hiding from the rain. We found ourselves back at St Isaac’s Cathedral and sadly still don’t know anything about it.
After the bus tour we headed to the World Press Photo exhibition. A favourite exhibition of ours, so we were delighted to find out it was in St Petersburg at the same time as us and just a street away from our Hostel. We made ...
... and 600 foot long façade, the largest of the Peterhof palaces is quite narrow and consists of only 30 rooms. Both, of course, are equally exquisite. The largest Peterhof Palace is called the Grand Palace (Bolshoi Dvorets) and is truly imposing when seen from the Lower Gardens. It sits atop a 52 foot bluff looking out toward the Gulf of Finland.
Behind the Grand Palace are the small Upper Gardens. On the other side and down the bluff are the ...
... times that much to see what is here. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titan, Rembrandt, Cezane and many more are abundently represented. Cianan had to race past things over which he would have preferred to linger. For me, museums are not my favorite things. But, even I felt hurried, particularly when I saw a painting, say, a Picasso, that I knew but could not stop and study.
There are many “former churches” here. St. Isaac’s Cathedral has a most ...
... of Pushkin and Catherine's Palace, the main attraction here is the Amber Room, a room made completely out of amber. Unfortunately no photos were allowed in the amber room, some others of the inside OK. But we took some great photos of the rest of the palace and its gardens.
Peter the troublemaker .... ...
I loved you; even now I may confess
Some embers of my love their fire retain;
But do not let it cause you more distress,
I do not want to sadden you again.
Hopeless and tongue-tied, yet I loved you dearly
With pangs the jealous and the timid know,
So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely,
I pray God grant another love you so.
Yesterday we went out to Priyutino, the country home of Olenin, an official and ...