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... church, St. Isaacs, another interesting and ornate cathedral.
Next we went on our boat ride, which was relaxing and enjoyable. Three of the Ala tours combined on one boat, so that we had the luxury of hearing three guides during our trip on the canals and ...
... we braved a couple of hours in the Russian Museum mainly taking in the beautiful icons.
The next morning we were somehow ready earlier than usual and the Hermitage, up next, didn’t open until 10:00. Noticing that the Alexandra Nevsky Monastery, a complex of buildings 2km walk away, reached by again walking down Nevsky Prospect passing my fav building, opened at 09:00 we set off. But as with all best laid plans, most things now didn’t open until 11:00. ...
... village to paint your own matryoshka (a nesting
doll). The first thing I noticed about Russia was that it was cold. Very cold.
Of course in an apparent lapse of judgment, I forgot to pack any truly warm
clothes. As I debarked the ship head to toe in layers, the skies were a bleak
Once we got to the river,
a slew of roughly 40 students crammed onto the tiny vessel. The top was
uncovered and as we ...
... served anti-religious propaganda purposes. A couple of years ago regular services were resumed in the cathedral, though it still shares the premises with the museum, from whose name the word "atheism" has now been omitted.
Rivaling the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as the world's finest collection of Russian art, the State Russian Museum has an illustrious history that began when the fiercely nationalist Tsar Alexander III became the first Russian ruler to make ...
... a much beloved author and poet according to Luba. The Amber Room is amazing and I don’t think I’ll every see more gold leaf in one palace ever again. What is truly amazing is that this entire palace was looted and then burned by the Nazi’s into total destruction. It is now a work of art; a good majority of the restoration has been completed with more always on the go. You really need to look at my photographs to get a feel at ...