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... trams or trolly buses. Too easy to walk every where.
I went to Pizza Hut for dinner tonight as I wanted a salad. It was excellent, salted Salmon salad. I had seen the salted Salmon and wanted to try it, gave in and had a chocolate pudding. The real problem is the choice of food. Either very expensive restaurants or the same as ...
... after the lost man of the day before.
That was fine, but towards the end of the walking tour, two women decided they were too tired to keep on walking so hired one of those bike carriage things back to the bus.
When we all got there though, they were nowhere to be seen. Their bags were on the bus but no sign of them.
Natasha waited over half and hour then we had to leave.
It turned out they decided to go off for a bit of shopping ...
... poet, Alexander Pushkin. The sculpture was the creation of Mikhail Anikushin and erected in 1957 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St Petersburg. Interestingly, although the city was actually founded in 1703, the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 delayed celebrations by a full four years.
Alexander Pushkin (1799 – 1837) was the famous Russian author of the Romantic Era who ...
... ground, again on foot. From our hotel on the Fontanka River we headed away from Nevsky Prospect to the Mikhailovsky Gardens, resplendent in their autumnal colors, and the adjacent Russian Museum with its magnificent collection of Russian art. This museum had been recommended by Masha, its exhibits being much more accessible than those of the Hermitage, due to its smaller size and easy layout. However, we did visit the Hermitage later in the ...
... Hopefully the pictures will do the place more justice. Amongst the other buildings we saw, was a place called the "Church of the saviour on spilled blood". The church is known as the church that took 24 years to build and 27 years to restore. From the outside it sums up the style of buildings when you think of Russia. When you go inside you can see why it took 27 years to restore. Throughout the whole building the walls and ceilings are covered in mosaic ...