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... Church and many buildings owned by the Romanov's. The Romanov's are an aristocratic and wealthy Russian family.
One final mention, although St Petersburg is amazing we found most locals were not overly friendly or perhaps this is their normal manner.
Tonight we tried our singing out with Karaoke. Mark was good and in the middle of the range but a couple of singers were outstanding. It was a fun night.
... wouldn't want to get caught in them.
Made our way to the Hermitage Museum (one of the must see's in St Petersburg apparently) but it was just a building full of really 'Old stuff’! No really, it was most impressive due to the extent of its collection of ancient artefacts and artworks etc. You could actually spend days in there if you wanted to see everything.
That done, we walked over ...
... of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the ...
... though many buildings are pretty well blackened on the outside. Still, much gold adorns many of them, shining like a beacon from the top of towers and cupolas. Rowland and Judy shared the driving to Dresden, brave souls both. Barbara and I sat in quiet admiration as sports cars streamed past us ... we were only doing the posted speed of 120 k, after all. We didn't dare do more because our companion GPS, dubbed Helga, was quick to sternly admonish us if ...
... has made the plaster very brittle. The government has a restoration
program in the summer months and many buildings were covered in scaffolding and
were wrapped in hessian or similar material. The winter Palace of Catherine the
Great was absolutely spectacular and the palace was huge and adorned in gold,
with high columns and marble staircases everywhere and contained many old
After much sightseeing it was back on ...