Altburg on Vasilyevskiy
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... the sun was shining. :)
... hadn't read that I never would've called it out. Still, it was fun to see a new part of town and continue our hunt for Pringles. Paprika Pringles are sort of a tradition for us on trips and we should've bought them in Moscow the first time we saw them. Chips are pretty rare. If stores have them, it's usually just a few kinds of Lays...but there will be 3 freezers of ice cream bars. :) They're more into sweet than salty in Russia. So we bop into every grocery store and corner market we ...
... and always will be, a Tsar town. It was founded by the first Tsar, Peter the Great, and although largely imitative of the great European capitals of that time, it quickly grew into a magnificent, palace-filled city that had earned a spot at the dining room table.
With our fellow Blue Groupies, we saw all of the major sites including the renovated Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the renovated ...
... all work on gravity – no pumps. Quite amazing. The gardens were huge – whilst we walked for ages, we still didn't get to see the whole place. The palace interior has been partly restored after being badly damaged in WWII, but what we saw was quite magnificent. Some of the rooms were huge. We weren't allowed to take photos, however Allan being Allan managed to get a few.
... the railway station is worth to see. Many different people from many different places who came for touristic or for trade purposes. From there I went to the hotel to recover a bit more for the evening. In the evening, around dinner time, meeting point was at Alanya Gourmet. I was more or less recovered and met the rest at the restaurant. I was not that hungry so I ordered a small dish. The rest ordered a bit more and beside the main dish also some side dishes. When the ...