Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Woke up to a dull, drizzling day, maximum temp about 9 degrees. We had a guide today (Jane and our driver, Sergei - yep, thats his real name) and visited some of the most beautiful landmarks of Russia, the highlight being the Church of the Spilled Blood - the epitome of Russian architecture and one of the most photographed churches in the world. For dumb **** Digby this was the 4th time he has seen this church ...
... we made our way up to the palace to tour the rooms. The rooms are kept as they were when it was a summer palace used by the royal family. This is when having Natasha was such a valuable investment. She explained all the rooms and uses, and even negotiated with the security people to get us a good place in line, ahead of the large tour groups. The interesting things we learned about the palace and the Romanov family are as follows:
- Peter the Great fell in love with ...
... countries and found out by questioning people on either side that most people were afraid; not of a someone starting a deliberate war but a technical problem or fault could cause a rocket to go off.
The leaders at both sides knew what war was and I think that they wanted to prevent what had happened in WW2 or worse. I read some interesting words in a book I have been reading during the last few weeks. They Greek praise –singer ...
... European; and macaroni with meatballs - umm huh??) headed off to the palace which was about 30 mins away on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Managed to navigate our way through the Metro, onto a martrushky (minibus) - without incident - gold star for us given the pattern recognition involved in reading Russian :) Peterhof palace is St Petersburg's answer to Versailles in France. The grounds are massive with gold ...
... design but Roman Catholic as designed by
its Italian architect. It is not used as
a church today but as a memorial and final resting place for all the czars and
czarinas and wives though Nicholas II who was murdered along with his wife and
young children by the Lenin-led revolutionaries in 1917. Russian history is very interesting and that
is partly what St. Petersburg is known for, particularly the leadership that
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