Altburg On Vasilyevsky
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... The crowd there was crushing. Apparently if you line up to get a ticket at this time of the year it can take two hours to get in. The lines were horrendous. Luckily as a group we were able to bypass the queues and go straight in but we still had to battle the thousands inside. Apparently up to 30,000 people a day visit.
Now might be a good time to talk about our cruise director Artie and our guides, the one we've had has ...
... but not very well as it was pretty noisy with a lot of light sneaking through the curtains. We were abruptly woken by the hostess at 7:00am with a breakfast that was not overly flash & hard to eat with out spilling everything in the cramped conditions.
Our hotel the Ibis was only five minutes walk from the train station & as the room ...
This was our first day of looking around at the sights in St Petersburg after arriving by train from Moscow yesterday. We found it easy to make our way into the city by train for only 30 rubles ( about 1 dollar Australian). We are staying at the Holiday Inn which is only 4 stations away from the city centre. The metro is apparently the deepest in the world, but doesn't have as many beautiful murals as Moscow stations, as far as we saw in our travels. We walked and walked ...
... except Dali!)
Getting to hear some opera
Students get in free, whereas we had to pay 400руб each, plus another 200 to take photos!
The layout is kinda confusing, as some rooms are closed for renovations.
That was my day. It was amazing. And my feet were too sore to do much more ...
And shuddered, whispering angrily,
"Ay, architect, with thy creation
Of marvels.... Ah, beware of me!"
And then, in wild precipitation
For now he seemed to see
The awful Emperor, quietly,
With momentary anger burning,
His visage to Yevgeny turning!
And rushing through the empty square,
He hears behind him as it were
Thunders that rattle in a chorus,
A gallop ponderous, sonorous, ...