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... by Cameron for the future Emperor Paul and his wife. The pistachio-coloured walls of the room are lined with stucco figures by Ivan Martos. During the great fire of 1820 the room was seriously damaged, thus sharing the fate of other Cameron's interiors. It was subsequently restored under Stasov's direction.
Other Cameron's interiors include the Waiters' Room, with the inlaid floor of rosewood, amaranth and mahogany and stylish ...
... home for Tsars and their wives. There was some kind of millitary parade going on so I watched that for a while. Also on the way there I saw a mosque that was modeled on Emir Gur Mausoleum in Samarkhand. Im sure you will recognise it when you see it. Got a couple of pics of the stations as well. It will be an early night for me tonight and tomorrow some more sightseeing
I didnt sleep well last night, the rain kept me awake. I rained all night. ...
... of the Rostral columns, to the cheerful strains of a tuba. The heavens took a respite from dumping their content just in time for lunch outside The Hermitage. A delicious homemade sandwich of salami ,cheese and pickle was joyously shared with very cheeky sparrows, flying effortlessly up to take their share. A couple of dry hours were spent gazing at beautiful ceilings and corridoors upon ...
... with bad teeth (the ones he had, of course). We exchanged glances with each other. "Is this going to be our guy?" we mouthed. Yes, yes it was. Three of us piled into the back of a sedan and squished together (there is of course no need for seatbelts when playing a high-speed game of Sardines). "We're all going to die!" muttered one girl.
We did not die of bad driving, though we nearly died of laughter at our taxi driver. Our ...
... I am currently re-sizing down 114 pictures taken today at The Hermitage & on the boat trip on the Neva and along a number of canals and under quite a few bridges. I think I'll let the pictures talk for themselves. just a few traveller's comments though. I bought the Hermitage tickets for us on the internet paying US$35 for two. Converting the voucher at the Hermitage I found the price was 390 roubles or Euro10. However, we walked straight past a couple of ...
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