Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... to them. So of course we enjoyed some griffin ear rubbing! Very cute.
Along the way we stopped in to a gift store to check out the Babushka dolls and some other gifts. Inside we found fox furs!! Real fox furs for sale. They were so incredibly soft and luxurious but also were so real. They still had snout and then eye holes, some had legs and one still had claws on the end of its legs. It was so very sad. I couldn't stop patting them though. Poor ...
... and more tours of
cathedrals and palaces. We rode the subway system around town for
part of the day. . . .what a ride! The subway is not only the
furthest underground in the world (over 300 feet deep), but, built
with marble and decorated with mosaics. We visited Yusopov Palace and
witnessed a vivid interpretation of the surprisingly long and
agonizing murder of Rasputin. We drove outside of town and were
amazed to see the meticulous restoration ...
... is being preserved and renovated and the people are very proud of their city. Beautiful shops, restaurants all within the existing structures. The streets are very wide and very busy with the only things left of the soviet era being in the souvenir shops.
We stumbled upon the most exquisite deli/ cake shop/cafe imaginable. Goods from around the world in an amazing space(photos ...
... The topside bar isn’t open but we find the bar on the bow that is open. It seems as if I keep hearing cars boarding and I finally look over the side and there are cars driving on board so it does work as a car ferry as well. Finally, my daughter goes and gets our dinner tickets and says we didn’t get a good table but I liked it better because we could see out the front window and see some of the islands that we were passing as we make ...
... I think my favourite was the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, it is modelled on St Basil's and built on the spot where Alexander II was blown up by the Peoples Will terrorists in 1881.
HA my favourite....... they are all pretty cool. Put on as slide show and see if you can pick a favourite