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... 17:00 return to the ship.
Just a footnote: On our return to the ship on day one we had no problem getting through Russian passport control. The lines were short and they had many stations available.
The real problem was with the cruise line and their one gangway back into the ship. Our wait in line was probably less but it felt like at least 45 minutes before we got inside. And that after ...
... 100 years, and each extending the palace or fountains in an attempt to make it more oppulent than it had previously been. The palace is referred to as the Russian Versailles and was almost entirely destroyed during WWll, but has since been rebuilt identically. Before goingto Peterhof, we popped down for a last look at the river Neva, which has gone from free flowing to frozen in the week we have been here.
... all 3 million pieces. We walked along long hallways of tapestries, period costumes, sculptures, mosaics, furniture, and lots of tourists. Lunch was far better than yesterday being met by waiters in Russian costume and entertained by 2 musicians on piano accordion and a Russian type guitar. The salad had onion as well, the soup was spinach we think and then chicken stroganoff And deb potatoes, we think and then an orange slice we think. The champagne was better ...
... Palace, and then of the original Grand Palace. The estate was equally popular with Peter's granddaughter, Empress Elizabeth, who ordered the expansion of the Grand Palace and greatly extended the park and the famous system of fountains, including the truly spectacular Grand Cascade.
Improvements to the park continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Catherine the Great, after leaving her own mark on the park, moved the court to Pushkin, but Peterhof ...
... Paul Cathedral which was the burial place of the Romanov Tsars. There were many famous names there like 'Catherine the Great' and 'Ivan the Terrible'.
Easter Sunday was out last day before heading home. We had a quieter day ...