Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... particularly the dome. It's a shame I didn't take any pictures, I don't really like taking pictures in religious places, feels a little disrespectful. After Kazan cathedral I went to the church of the saviour on blood. Such a gruesome name for a church but the building was nice, it looked like St. Pete's own version of the St. Basil's cathedral in red square. Lovely building. Then it was on to the main event, the Hermitage. The Hermitage museum ...
... s daughter, Tsarina Elizabeth who made the palace into the Baroque masterpiece it is today. The palace is nicknamed the Russian Versailles because in front of the palace is a massive cascade and fountains. The main fountain is a huge golden statue of Samson defeating the lion. It's no coincidence in the choice of statue as the lion was the emblem of Sweden, who Peter the Great defeated and had taken control of the land not only the palace but St Petersburg itself stands on. I was ...
... br> going to give us (the US) a “run for our money.” From the looks
of things, Russia is not going to be idle in their quest to be a
power on the world stage.
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... our time and get a grip on the buildings, the art, sculpture and the porcelain. Each room was more incredible than the previous one and it was hard to know what to look at. Sometimes the room itself was the highlight and sometimes the things within it. More paintings by famous Artists than just about anywhere in the world Fortunately our guide Olga was magnificent and seemed to be able to gauge our interest and took us at ...
... liked to get the teapot but it was rather too dear for me. Still the dolls are too expensive though. The only cheap ones are the crass ones, the different world leaders, angry birds, the simpsons, etc. anything vaguely traditionally Russian design is way more than we want to pay.
We are dropped at the immigration building for our ferry. There is a band playing there again, the same band as when we arrived. Alexander stops the car right ...
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