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... of the Russian Tsars.
After lunch at a local restaurant, they visited Peterhof Palace.
Conceived by Peter the Great to rival Versailles, the complex was officially opened in 1721.
They explored the Palace with its opulent state rooms and priceless art.
Once again, the building, walls, ceilings and floor rivalled the artworks within.
They got sore necks from constantly looking ...
... Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Raphael.....it was pretty overwhelming. Apart from the paintings, there are a lot of other interesting items, including a giant golden peacock clock. This giant clockwork automaton was created by James Cox to elaborately dance (probably on the hour, but it's just kept on display now and only occasionally wound up).
St Petersburg is also home to a number of beautiful churches. We visited St Isaac's Cathedral and climbed ...
... of fountains at Peterhof were extraordinarily designed and all operated by gravity with pressure derived from a series of increasingly smaller pipes running from a river 25 Km away, similar to fountains in Rome. All of the Tsar’s palaces were largely destroyed during the Bolshevik revolution and WWII but many rooms have been painstakingly restored to their original splendor. We also visited the Yusupov palace, where Rasputin ...
Just our luck to pick Marathon Day to try to cross the Estonian - Russian border, all roads were closed in Narva and after about an hour of U Turns finally got to the border and made our way to the front of the queue. Only to be told that we needed a ticket to go through, no English or Russian spoken,we were shown on a map were to get a ticket,another hour before we found out were that was,and then when we were 200 yards from the border police had ...
... latitudes so the chances of seeing the aurora borealis would be fairly good. The ship is the Boudicca which we were on in 2008 when we went up to Spitsbergen.
The wind simply didn’t let up all day, which was a pity as the entertainment itinerary for tonight was called “A Night Under the Stars” and there was supposed to be dancing ...