Golden Triangle Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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This morning we are visiting the Grand Palace and Gardens at Peterhof, about an hour from the ship. The town of Peterhof looks very prosperous as you drive into it. Peter the Great was a great admirer of all things European and took his inspiration for Peterhof from Versailles. The palace has upper gardens with a lake, trees and shrubs and a lower garden which leads down to the Baltic sea.
When we arrived the palace was not yet open so we spent a little time ...
... understanding of why the Revolution and overthrow occurred.
The city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and was the capital of Russia until when that title was transferred to Moscow in 1918.
The October Revolution started in the City and it also withstood the longest siege in modern history during the WWII.
The city name has changed many times .......Saint Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad and now back to Saint ...
... of the summer palace and the amazing works of art located within.
After exploring this massive collection, it was time for a quick bite to eat and a power nap on the bus. St. Petersburg was explored and we saw many of the beautiful sights the
city has to offer. This included ...
... saw my hostel as it looked in 1903.
The later displays covered the development of the city into an industrial centre and the plight of the city's poorest classes that created. Sadly there wasn't much info on the city during the 900 day siege of World War 2, but I guess there are 8 blockade museums elsewhere in the city as it is.
Moving on I then went into a small museum actually in the curtain wall of the fortress on the history of the ...
... which was established in 1902. Nick, the cheese section was awesome and so was the fish section, the caviar section, the smallgoods area, bakery area and the wine and vodka and the chocolate/sweets areas. Only managed a coffee and cake but hope to get back for more.
Walked through the Grand Palace Arcade past security guards into an arcade of designer goods and 2 standout stores for us. An antique bookshop, with the ...