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... and modern economic woes have all taken their toll.
Block after block of bland apartment buildings featured peeling paint and rusty balconies.
But we also saw evidence of rehabilitation. Lots of buildings were covered with construction scaffolding. Lots of streets were being repaved. And historical landmarks including churches and museums were getting facelifts.
Before we could begin our tour, we faced ...
... of many famous Russians - writers, composers, statesmen and merchants. A couple we were able to find were Shiskin, Tchaivosky and Dostoevsky. The cemetery is very well tended and is a very serene place in the middle of such a bustling city.
Back on the metro and briefly visited what was the biggest shopping arcade in Europe, the Gostinyy Dvor shopping arcade. Across the road we spied a very special coffee shop. You can check ...
... said that this curse was a punishment from Allah for the family changing religions. For each generation, only one child would live. If four children were born, one would be a stillbirth, one would die in infancy, and a third would die of illness in childhood. Only one would ever survive into adulthood. But the family palace is not famous for its beauty or the family curse. It is famous for an instance that once happened in ...
... look like the poor cousins just street after street of the most beautiful buildings. I did not get to the ST.Peters garden about 40klms outside the city but would have been crowed anyway so suggest you look then up on the webb photos are unbelievable.
Well a rest day tomorrow and washing so I may have clean clothes for Italy on the 12.
Take care all and bye for now.
... comfy seats and view over Abramovich’s yacht which is berthed next to us! All the Philippino staff wondering how they can get a job on board as he hardly ever uses it!
Then went up to Observation Lounge for coffee, but full of pretentious Brits yah yah ing in very loud voices – why do Brits need to have everyone listening to their very boring conversations?! Woman opposite me struggling to work her Kindle ...