Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... royal palace with massive chandeliers, beautiful parquetry floor and it's own theatre. We were treated to a performance of a quartet of 'a Cappella' singers in one of the reception/ballrooms with amazing acoustics. It was very beautiful.
The basement area had been set up to recreate the plot to assassinate Rasputin with wax dummies of the main participants in the actual rooms where the deed was done. As we have had an interest in this aspect ...
... them on a page
that was given to us as we stepped onto the stage. I was in stitches behind her
as she didn’t have her glasses so couldn’t see the words so had to mime, it was
a song that we held together well, as at the farewell concert we were
representing the English speaking group. We also sang a Russian song in Russian,
it was hilarious but went over well and we received the loudest clap. So off to Moscow tomorrow.
... is well worth a visit. The time-effective tourist uses the boat from the docks behind the Hermitage; the money-weary traveller takes the metro and the bus for a tenth of the cost for double the travel time. Of course, the time-effective money-weary explorer such as yours truly do both. And splish-sploshing through the puddles of the rain-soaked port to the baltic, after having seen the curiosities at the Antropologii Muzeya, having my first ever ...
Today's entry is not going to be very long. Basically the entire day was the spent at the amazing hermitage, the most beautiful building I have even been in. So so beautiful.
Altogether we spent about 6 hours there, and for the first couple of hours I don't think we even looked at the art, we were just so impressed by the building. (For ...
... to remind the world that she was Peter's rightful successor. The name "the Bronze Horseman" comes from Pushkin's poem of the same name. In the poem, a work of art, the protagonist goes mad and believes the statue comes to life and chases him through the city.
From Pushkin’s The Bronze Horseman:
“…Above the void, and in thy hold
A curb of iron, thou sat'st of old
O'er Russia, on her haunches rearing!
About the Image, at its ...