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... Palace Square for the city's birthday concert - see video below - was particularly awe-inspiring. Someone tells me that if you spent ten minutes in each of the rooms in the palace you'd be there a month! After breakfast with Natasha and Michelle from the hostel I can manage three hours in the museum before I have to leave my travel companion ...
... so we agreed to meet at six.
We headed up there and met them and we’d a drink before coming back down to Michaelangelo’s for dinner. We once again shared a table – this with an American couple. We had an interesting conversation about the medical staff on Princess ships. A couple of years ago the husband had had a heart attack while they were on a Princess cruise to Hawaii – it happened while he was in a queue at ...
... We take a taxi to the Hermitage museum, hoping to buy a ticket for the following day. However when we get there, there are no queues and hardly any visitors. What a pleasant surprise! Change of plan, we visit the Hermitage museum! We spend 3 hours there and the kids hardly moan, apart from being tired. The paintings are beautiful, the history is interesting and you get a feel for how the kings lived. The Hermitage does bring to life St Petersburg. What a museum and palace! ...
... by the famous Ivan Aivazovsky.”””” End of long article from Wikipedia.
Back to the car and there is a bus on the short drive trying to make the turn and a car parked correctly on the curve is being bounced up and down by three men to move it closer to the curb so the bus can get by. The alarm doesn't go off. Then the driver slaps the car mirror against its side and the alarm goes off and the owner comes running who is a ...
... St Isaac’s
Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress. I
have attached some photos of the area.
We learned about the Peter the Great and successive leaders of Russia in
the 18th century, the czars and the royal family of Romanov’s. The Peter and Paul fortress is the original
protective fortifications ordered by Peter the Great to protect against
invasion by the Swedes. The church on
the grounds is not ...