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... old Singer company headquarters used to be on this road, which is now a book store and a cafe. A bit pricy, but through the large art deco glass window you get a great view of one of the cathedrals, and Nik's hot chocolate was so thick he had to eat it with a spoon, which to me, says it was well worth it!
On our last day we headed out of town to the Peterhof Palace and Fountains. There's the traditional tourist route there- via a very expensive boat, or ...
... had about something bad that was about to happen, and she was right each time. Leanna said that when she was a little girl, her bedroom in that house in St Louis was on the third floor and she woke up one night, paralyzed with fear when she saw a shadow with red eyes lying in bed next to her, staring at her. When her dad went in to check, he was nearly knocked over by a gust of wind coming out of the room. She hasn’t been back in that room since, but strange things still happen, ...
... high ceiling. I'm not articulate enough to describe its full beauty but fortunately I took loads of pictures, so please just look at the pictures. I was in the museum for a good 3 hours before I decided that I had seen everything. That place is humongous and if you like art you have to visit. I'm no arty type but even I can appreciate some of Monet's water colour works. By the time I had finished at the Hermitage it was nearing 6 and everything ...
... is attended by a babushka to make sure you dont damage anything. None of them spoke english so when one of them started talking to me for some reason, I had to tell her I couldn't understand her and that I only spoke a little Russian. She then asked me where I was from (that I understood). When I said Australia, her eyes lit up and exclaimed "kangaroo! Kangaroo"! "Da, Da" I replied.
I left Peter's house behind and slowly made my way back to the boat for the trip back to the city. ...
... of art themselves; each room dedicated to an
artist, country or period of art. Leaving
the Hermitage, we visited The Church on Split Blood...built in the
traditional Russian style, it is an especially impressive work of art
in itself decorated ceiling to floor with hundreds of mosaics
painstakingly restored to their original grandeur after damages from
WWII. Randy commented that they had apparently mopped up the place
since he found no blood.