Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... station and pointing to trains) we were on the right train. Once seated we started to worry about how we would know which stop to get off at, there wasn't a map on the trains like all the others and there wasn't any signage that wasn't written in the Russian letters. We were super screwed. Our internet on our phones didn't work and we were seriously starting to panic about how we would know what we were doing. Getting lost in Russia was not on our holiday plan.
... rather ugly Caravaggio (never my favourite), some early Lippis (both father and son), El Greco, Rubens, Raphael, and a rather poky hall full of Rembrandts, many quite magnificent. And goodness knows what else besides - that was what we were able to glance at in the press.
From the Winter Palace (which is only one of six buildings making up the Hermitage, incidentally) across the road to board the hydrofoil to the Summer Palace at Peterhof, which is (we estimate) about 30 km ...
... the outside and that my mom wasn't picking up her phone. So I missed two classes today and was forced to sit at home until someone came home (Which was at 6:30). Hopefully this won't happen again.....i hope.
So that was my day! I want to leave you guys with the anecdote that I told the guy on Saturday so here it is.
A Russian driving along is stopped by another man who looks very alarmed.
"You must help ...
... in the Great Northern War, and is doubly symbolic. The lion is an element of the Swedish coat of arms, and one of the great victories of the war was won on St Samson's Day. From the lion's mouth shoots a 20-metre-high vertical jet of water, the highest in all of Peterhof. This masterpiece by Mikhail Kozlovsky was looted by the invading Germans during the Second World War; see History below. A replica of the statue was installed in 1947.
... a place for dinner around 9pm, then back to the hotel for a nap before getting up again at 12.15am to view the White Nights of St Petersburg accompanied by the Drawing of the Bridges. The streets are full of people and the embankment is packed with tour buses disgorging tourists. There are buskars and fire-eaters and an air expectation. The cheer goes up and the first drawbridge slowly begins to open to let the bulk carriers up the river. It is 1.25 am and still very ...
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