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... a surprise inside. More than fifty eggs were produced; we saw the nine in this museum, ten more are in Moscow, and the remainder are assumed to be in privates collections.
We staggered back to the bus, which delivered us to the cruise terminal about 6 PM. Another 10 K day on the FitBit! Somehow we managed to find our way to our cabin for a drink and a shower before heading to dinner. It was a day of sensory overload!
... did English. It only gave the money in a 5000 rouble note and I needed to pay 56 roubles for the tickets. So I got lots of change from the lady in the ticket office. Now to the station. The metro is so far underground that it takes a trip on the escalator two and half minutes to get there. It is the longest I have been on. At the bottom of the escalator was a little booth with a lady sitting in it. Not sure what her job was but she was dozing when passed her. Found our train ...
... fun fact—did you know that shoes made specific for left and right feet did not come into play until the mid 19th century? Before that, everyone wore the exact same shoe on their left foot and on their right foot, which must have been very uncomfortable. They were also very narrow. All of the waists of these dresses were impossibly tiny, even by my standards. They were probably almost half as skinny as I am—and I have a 25-inch waist! I learned that at one time, ...
... and not that great a way to start the morning.
We had booked an "all day" tour, thinking it would finish around 4.00pm. Hmmm.... 7.00pm? It was too late - we were due back out by 8.00, and that's not taking into account having to come back through immigration and out again. Immigration was very stern stuff.
We started our tour "The Best of St Petersburg" (with Svetlana as our guide). She was very enthusiastic about the beauty ...
... government and ruled the country through their heirs for 70 years. It is humbling being in a place of such monumental importance to 20th century history. There is the room that Catherine the Great loved with a gold mechanical bird. Such excess could not last. A revolution of some sort was inevitable.
Even tough we focused on the royal palace rooms I wondered if the Hermitage had any Vermeer paintings, but we ...