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... must remember the three keys to the city"; these were the historical significance, geographical position and economic importance, and were reiterated throughout the tour, so that at the end she was able to say "now you have the keys to the city"! Snow was already thick on the ground when we started off and the snowfall did not let up all day. It was very cold. Our first stop was the marker, some distance outside the city, of the border between ...
... in the wood was a good idea, it took the wind chill away.
Although it did dawn on me that if someone jumped out on me, no one would know.
Time to stick to the main paths.
I arrived at the lake which was fairly large.
I could just see some rather large houses on the far side (must be owned by the wealthy).
The trees also looked really nice as the leaves were changing colour.
I had taken some food so ate my ...
... into still had a monument to Lenin. We had also gained an impression that the cities we had visited so far seemed to have a layer of dust everywhere which we put down to it being summer and not much rain had fallen for a while.
The Russian people, by the way, seemed just like people everywhere else (except the language). However, we did notice that we saw very few seriously overweight people, like there are in Australia for example. We also noticed that the women ...
... by a warm and humidity free day under cloudless skies - the best day weatherwise of our tour.
We visited the original centre of the city which, back 290 years ago, made its mark as an industrial centre with rich deposits of iron, copper, gold etc. in the area. The rich industrialists built some magnificent homes for themselves. The Bolsheviks or Soviets, as they call the communists, pulled down (as in blew up) ...
... br> For breakfast the next morning we find a wonderful bakery and
after that we visit a extremely nice photo exhibition "Best of Russia 2012". About 500 pictures are selected from 2012 and the pictures are amazing, sometimes crazy but above all inspiring. and very good PR for Russia. Then we have to go off already again for our next destination Perm, at the other side of the Ural mountains, only an afternoon trip by train.