Demetra Art Hotel
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... The belfry is decorated with mosaic coats-of-arms of cities and regions of the Russian empire. The church is architecturally distinct from the subtle colours of the surrounding buildings.
Our impressions of our time in St Petersburg was of a city with distinct culture and a rich history. Even though we had chosen the cruise to mainly take us to Scandinavia we were glad to also have the opportunity to visit this beautiful part of ...
... anything and just need to exit. The problem with the Hermitage was...where is the exit? With 1200 rooms, all zig zagging and winding throughout the structure a sense of panic sunk in as I realized it would take me at least 30 minutes to exit the building. An hour later fortunately, a relieved and still alive Ryan was eating Russian crepes and all was good.
That night we visited the Church of Spilled Blood. It was incredible to see the inside of the ...
... to the Winter Palace where the crown jewels are kept, which is huge and painted in pale green and gold. We could see the huge Peter and Paul fortress on the other side of the river but it is apparently closed on Monday's so we couldn't go in. After a huge day of walking we wandered back to the hostel to have a break and cook some dinner. We ended ...
... a lovely morning at Peterhof, which was a “country” estate designed by Peter the Great after a visit to France. Many aspects of it were influenced by Versailles or Marly-le-Roi in France, but it is very like San Souci (Potsdam, Germany) - lots of lovely gardens to walk around with many buildings and structures. And the fountains! If anyone is planning on a visit to St Petersburg, then Peterhof is a “must see”.
... him all I had was 500p, and asked, 'Nevsky Prospect?' 'Nyet, double.' I guess I'm walking. It took me about an hour and a half to walk to the nearest metro, with 13kg bag, no sleep, and slightly hungover. At least I got to get a photo from a distance of this huge war memorial called Defenders of Leningrad. 'This powerful and impressive monument was built as the focal point of
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