Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the attendees must stand to be closer to God. Photos are not allowed in active Russian Orthodox churches?Next we head for lunch at The Wheel restaurant. It was well done. There was mushroom salad (this looked like chicken salad), delicious mushroom soup (must be mushroom season), beef stroganoff and rice, and crepes with raspberry sauce. Quite good! As we were seated in the restaurant the guide started to shout. It seems we had been followed in by a group of pick pockets. ...
... Absolutely vast once your inside and easy to get lost. I must have seen billions of pounds worth of artworks today. At least two dozen works by Picasso, some decent Matisse works and Degas but despite all the major artists on display I found the sections on Japan, China, Mongolia, Tibet and India the most interesting. No famous names amongst it and a lot of it was old artifacts, carvings, Armour and figurines but I found a lot of it fascinating. Old carved ...
... of research we found our target for some schnitzel at a famous place called Figlmüller which also didn't disappoint. So there we have it that's what we've been up to... It's been a pretty good couple of weeks..... Oh wait that's right we've been in Russia!!! We got into Moscow to start a week long tour. On the trip in from the airport we immediately noticed that everything was huge. Huge billboards, huge signs on buildings and huge ...
... there for an hour. Early night as we have to get up at 6 the next day. The train journey to Vilnius is 10 hours long and the train is virtually empty after a couple of hours. Poland is vast open spaces and lots of forests. Krakow and Warsaw are quite modern but from the train we see lots of soviet-style constructions and wooden houses. We're enjoying the views when the train makes another stop in another small village. Except this is where we're supposed to get off! ...
... them. Despite their efforts the Germans removed the panels in 36 hours and they were shipped in 27 crates to a museum in Germany . After they were moved again and to this day the original amber from that room is missing.
In 1979 it was decided that the walls should be recreated. It took 24 years to create the "ninth wonder of the world" the newly created amber room. It is impressive!!!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet