Demetra Art Hotel
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... 8217;t, so I couldn’t get in because it is a private home and they don’t do tours, of course. There was heavy security so I couldn’t go in but I saw a little bit of it from outside, through the gate and trees.
On the days leading up to our ship’s arrival in Russia, there were all sorts of rumors going around that we wouldn’t go and rumors about what was happening in Russia and in Crimea and Ukraine. We have poor access to the news on the ship so ...
... 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 ...
... so the rain water collects at the bottom, until a truck drives through it that is....it's like being hit by a fire hose every time one went passed, that combined with the already poor visibility made riding quite hairy. Now if you add the Russian driving to the mix you'll understand why I was scared for my life on a couple of occasions. There is no such thing as a gap in traffic in Russia, it's just space for a Russian to put his vehicle into regardless of the size of the ...
... do this at the Louvre. People in tour groups generally want to move up to the picture one at a time so they can photograph it. If you stand a bit to the side, you can take your time with the picture as people come, snap, and move on.
One of my favorite rooms was the Rembrandt Room. The Hermitage has, I think, over 20 Rembrandts. I spent some time here and, in fact, returned the second day. We devoted the first day ...
... western trappings everywhere. The opposite is the everyday manual worker who still looks from a past era, as does a lot of the machinery in use? Well, one of the special things to do is to go to the Ballet in one of the lovely theatres, so we went for another walk to the Miariinskiy Theatre across town, one of the worlds great Opera and Ballet locations. A fair long walk but seeing different sights all the time and it's still snowing! And of course its dark now as that ...