Yards of Capella
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... There is so much information to take in, our guide is very informative but after a while it all begins to merge. (bought a book to help me out back home).
We head back to the ship for 5.30, we need to be back at the coach for 6.55. We think we have just enough time to eat freshen up and change. Unfortunately every other tour coach arrives back at the same time, we all have to go back through Russian Immigration. The queue must have been ...
... around the gardens.
Having spent two hours strolling around the gardens in a t-shirt taking pictures, I bought my ticket for the Palace.
I was not to be disappointed !
I thought the Winter Palace was good but this place was awesome and really took your breath away.
The sheer extravagance was unbelievable.
Unfortunately, no cameras allowed so I can only show you pictures from the guide book.
The treasures ...
... I should have suggested we eat something before we came back to the hotel, as Alex is already asleep at 7.30pm! Oh well, if we wake up and are hungry later, there a large number of restaurant choices around! We ate at 1pm and I had the old chicken broth remedy that you have when you are sick! We did go out again and I learnt something else about St Petersburg. If you are a non smoker, don't ask to sit outside! It is now just after 11pm and the last of the light is ...
... the neighboring building, shattering all of Dom Knigi's windows and flooding the storage rooms. It was only in the winter of 1941 that the shop, lacking electricity and heating, closed temporarily. The building was closed in 1948 to repair war damage, and again for restoration in the middle of the last decade. Otherwise, it has been St. Petersburg's most popular bookshop for over seventy years.
Trouble getting off the ship this morning, problem with one of the gangways, fortunately after so long we know our way around and went to the other gangway, still took us a very long time. Found our tour and they were all waiting, but nothing we could do about it. On a little air conditioned bus with only 12 of us, Rob and I had the back seat to ourselves. Given a pen and a map and a headset so we could hear the guide when we were out walking. Our guide was Eugenie ...