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After a sleepy bus ride through some lovely traditional Russian villages (smaller, more miss matched versions of Suzdal) we arrived in St Petersburg, sadly our final destination in Russia. After arriving we went and had a yummy lunch in a chain restaurant that specialise in cheburek, or pie (those from the gong would recognise the name, its similar …
... was the petrol head attitude here. There are few standard cars but rather people have chosen the GT with the fancy wheels. A mirror finish Bugatti Veyron passed us just now as have a host of super delux sports SUVs, road legal sports cars and massive 4x4s. Harley ownership is high and the road speeds are crazy. Many cars clatter past like tap dancers as it is time to change into summer tyres and save the metal studs for next winter. No speed cameras ...
... of Siberia". These are paintings I've read about for years. But the painting I was most excited to see was Nicholas Ghe's "Peter the Great interrogates his son Alexei". As the name suggests, this painting shows Tsar Peter questioning his son about a conspiracy his son was leading. Alexei was eventually sentenced to death (with his father's blessing) but died mysteriously in prison before the sentence was carried out. The expressions on ...
... the war and has been reconstructed to its former glory. No photos are allowed inside the palace so the security guards were out in full force to implement this rule. More gold leaf and chandeliers adorned the walls and ceilings of this palace.
The gardens were quite spectacular with the Grand Cascade containing a series of 64 fountains, 37 gilt statues and 3 waterfalls. See photos for details.
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... pictures as well. The Hermitage is huge and you could spend weeks just to see a portion of it. We only saw the key parts that our local tour guide took us to. We also went to a separate part of the Hermitage called the Armoury. The armoury houses the Crown Jewels, gifts to the royal family and government over the centuries, coronation clothing and everyday wear for the royal family, and pieces from the royal collection like the faberge ...