Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... particularly the dome. It's a shame I didn't take any pictures, I don't really like taking pictures in religious places, feels a little disrespectful. After Kazan cathedral I went to the church of the saviour on blood. Such a gruesome name for a church but the building was nice, it looked like St. Pete's own version of the St. Basil's cathedral in red square. Lovely building. Then it was on to the main event, the Hermitage. The Hermitage museum ...
... the house that Peter preferred over all the palaces. He wasn't one for all the pomp and circumstance. He understood it's importance in making Russia look rich and powerful to other countries, but he preferred the more simple things. This is typified by Montplaisir. It's a very small, simple house consisting of two wings with only 5 or 6 central rooms. It's very intimate and I could definitely see why Peter preferred it. I stood looking out of the window of the dining room overlooking ...
... on the frozen water of the lake at night and cut large sections of tthe ice out creating open water that would then lightly freeze resulting in a thin layer of ice. The enemy soldiers would begin their attack and crash through the ice. Remember, a lot of these soldiers wore chain mail protection and would sink to the bottom of the river very quickly. The monastery underwent serious reconstruction in the 1600s however it now needs a lot ...
... Our small
tour group was quite diverse including a Pulitzer prize winning
photographer and a Producer of Tony Award winning productions.
Marley was especially impressed by that individual's resume.
We visited the Hermitage Museum and saw
art works ranging from Da Vinci to Picasso. It truly is the most
impressive collection in the world. The museum collection is
displayed throughout five large (former palaces) buildings which are
... a canal cut in leading to the palace. It is said that Peter the great used to sail his boat from the Baltic up the canal to his palace. It is called the Versailles of Russia and its obvious why, just as opulent and impressive in gardens and buildings, although personally I feel that Versailles is a little more tasteful.
so all in all today was a day of art and culture and now it's time for happy hour and we are sooooo ready!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking