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... crowds. We are taken through the building room by room and get to see some of the magnificent artworks without the usual shoulder to shoulder crowds. As the Hermitage collection is made up of over 3 million pieces of priceless artworks. we are only shown a small proportion and told that to view the complete collection would take up to 8 years. Luckily we don’t have that much time as although it is absolutely amazing, you do get tired of seeing one original Rembrandt or Da Vinci ...
... burial place of all Russian Czars.
Whilst in the cathedral they saw the tombstones of the Imperial family. Two of the tombstones took 7 years to polish back to their original marble brilliance after being brought back from Siberia.
They passed the Field of Mars and the Marble Palace before arriving at the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood, an exquisitely decorated church built in 1881.
They had a 15 ...
... we can't get our visas?" I asked Nadya. "Don't even think about it" she replied.
True to her word, Nadya diligently escorted us back on the Metro to our hotel, describing in every bit of detail our route back to the Armenian Consulate the next day. We could not fault our Nadya. She was exceptional in every way. We had been given a wonderful orientation tour and we were extremely grateful to her and to St Pete's Private Tours not only for their ...
... of large pieces of amber, that the restoration workers were forced to buy pieces on the Russian version of eBay.
So why was photography not allowed here? Our guide just shrugged. Sometimes there are rules that don't necessarily make sense, but cannot be questioned.
Even the floors were interesting.
In one room, the guide pointed out the inlaid parquet created a three-dimensional effect that was so unusual ...
... housing a green and yellow budgie. I tried to explain to the young russian that the bird was native to Australia, but it was lost in translation..
We made our way to the Hermitage Museum and joined the line. It took about 45 minutes or so to get in which I would suggest was a good timing, given it was packed with people. I was told by a wise russian friend that if you spent 5 seconds looking at every piece, you would ...