Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We arrived safely and the weather is rubbish. Temperature isn't so bad but its raining quite hard.
We ate at Plane food (fitting as Adil proposed to me at another of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants). Although I emailed them saying it was our honeymoon and Adil proposed to me etc.... we still didn't get a freebie! Oh well worth …
... 20th century avant-garde painters Kasimir Malevich and Vassily Kadinsky. The cafe and extensive cloakrooms are on the ground floor and the exhibition rooms are on the upper floors. The central staircase is from the original palace building of the Tsar's brother. There were several Kadinsky paintings on display and half a dozen Malevich paintings particularly of his peasant series. Although he was of the suprematist movement his ...
... an English speakers club that Elena invited me to. Got talking to Mary-Ann from the Netherlands, Yulia from Murmansk, two Italian guys here for work and Sergei, a Russian who lived in the UK for 10 years so he spoke English with a mixed Russian-English accent. It was lots of fun, but the rule was no speaking in Russian so I didn't get a chance to practice my Russian on them. Ah well.
Got back to the hostel at around 11 or so. Got to see Nevskii Prospekt all lit up at night, ...
... was a group of 225 Old Masters amassed by Johann Ernest Gotzowski on commission from Frederick II who was unable to pay for them. She never looked back. Today the collection includes 1 million coins and medals,15,000 paintings, 2,000 sculptures, 600,000 works of graphic art and 224 000 works of applied art; the museum library has more than 500,000 books. Art, graphics and books are housed in a complex of ...
... had been done on
Catherine's Palace after the German army set it ablaze when they
vacated it at the end of the war. The amber room was not like
anything that we have ever seen; every inch of the room decorated as
a mosiac with several tons of hand-carved amber pieces. We visited
`the graves of the former tsars and tsarinas at St. Peter and Paul's
Cathedral and fortress before bidding St. Petersburg a fond farewell.
Last year, we commented that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility