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The Hermitage itself is a beautiful building and the Royal Apartments in one corner were spectacular. The masterpiece was the Peacock clock which is a gilded metal peacock that is a timepiece from the late 18th century. They only let it run once a month now but the video of it showed how intricate a clock it is. It turns its head and spreads its wings on the hour. It's hard to describe its beauty, so here's a link ...
Setting off in: 56 days
Mood: sleepy but double-excited
What have we been recently up to: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
10 hours of sleep -
an approximate amount of hours spent sleeping during this week, full of tests, exams and other important life stuff.
9th episode of Game of Thrones -
made the emotional stability of us two really really poor, making Erik change his face (at least) and me cry while watching - ...
... recommendation - best food so far, tho their instance on calling it a 'Cheese Pie' didn't change our opinion it was a pizza.
On the way back we saw someone had been hit in the middle of the wide main road - Nevky St. The ambulance had just arrived, and in the midst of the bedlam of the intersection they simply picked the prone guy up and dropped him on the stretcher .. traffic blaring horns at being impeded no matter what the reason.
... churches are fanciful and the colours too are vibrant. The view from the coronade of St Isaccs Cathedral is awesome, with 360 degree views over all of the city. Later, I came upon a Military Police training parade on the huge Palace Square in front of the Hermitage and it was reminiscent of those huge parades we've all seen during the Soviet-era. I then discovered the many canals that cut through the city. They were invariably plied by ...
... in Europe are in Russia.
2 of the largest lakes in Europe are in Russia.
In Russia there are over 100 languages.
Babooska Dolls. The more dolls, the better the fertility.
In Russia 13% / 14% mortgages.
Quite wealthy peoiple in St Petersburgh. An expensive city to live in.
In Russia, there are many Russian Orthodox Churches, and so
At one stage there were over 1,000 monuments to Lenin. Now, if they have no historical or architectural ...