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... as this is the time that the fountains are switched on. You stand on the terrace outside the palace, looking down the main cascade at the head of a canal which runs down into the Baltic sea. At 11:00 sharp a man comes out and turns on the fountains to the accompaniment of rousing classical music. All the fountains you can see (and there are many of them) suddenly burst into life - it was a wonderful sight and an occasion not to be missed. We then walked around ...
I love Russia!! At least, St Petersburg and Moscow….I probably wouldn't like the rest of the country in the vast tundra of Siberian nothingness. But as for the two major cities, I completely understand what charmed my great-grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post when she came here in 1936 with her third husband, Joseph Davies, who President Roosevelt appointed as the 2nd U.S. ambassador to Soviet Russia. I tried imagining what the Russians under Stalin’s reign ...
I had done so much yesterday that was a little pooped out today and slept in until late. I also had to do a little planning too as the original plan was to go to Tallinn after St. Pete. Now I was just making it up as I went along. So this morning I did a quick search for what there was to do in Vilnius and also planned the rest of my route back to London (original plan had me going through Berlin to Amsterdam and then catching ...
... well as those involved with assassination attempts on Alexander II and III. Where known, the cells contain information boards on who was held there. Very, very basic furnishings (of course).
After the prison, realising I had spent more time in the fortress than I thought I would, I left by the eastern gate to find Peter the Great's cabin, his first residence in the city. I found it easily. However, it was closed. Disappointed I then decided to visit ...
... was an absolute highlight.
More walking and back to the hotel before we enjoyed a local restaurant on the top floor of a huge shopping centre. Grilled vegetables, grilled chicken shashliks, a potato dish and a bottle of Italian wine. "napoleon" dessert Russian style, finished us off for saturday.
Yep, we are off on a walk again. The Russian Museum was on our list so sunday seemed ...