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... headed for the Hermitage – without a doubt a must on your itinerary . But if you’re not a real art buff then after a while some of it starts to just slip past! Nonethless we saw paintings by Rembrandt, Monet, and Renoir to name but a few. The building itself is outstanding and the chandeliers and the ceilings breathtaking. We had two hours in there and saw a fraction of what there is on display.
We left the Hermitage about 12 noon and ...
... introduced herself as Australian having been a primary school principal in Tasmania for the past 30 odd years and her sister was a retired accountant still living in Glasgow.
Our wish was granted when we were placed at the same table with the sisters and our sixth table member turned out to be Sylvia, a retired High School Principal from Queensland. So our select group for the cruise had been established and we were more than happy with what had been selected for ...
... St. Petersburg once again.
As we pass the historical sites, Irina points out the important buildings, and monuments, among them, the Winter Palace, Falconet's statue of Peter the Great on his horse, the Stock Exchange, the Admiralty, the SS. Peter and Paul fortress, and the Hermitage, where the line to get in goes around the block. After a photo break in the square across from the Hermitage, we visit the Russian Orthodox Church of our Savior ...
... he did start it though when he cracked out the Tasmania jokes. There's a guy from Sydney too who I'm finding a bit the same. The thing about cracking a Tasmanian joke is it's cheap and not that funny and you're already showing me how nasty you can be before I even know you. So even though Todd and Tim are kind of my friends, they're probably my least favourite people on the tour. I like everyone else though and I really like my roomie. I guess that's the way it is ...
... see the Russian ballet perform Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. It was an incredible evening. Everything about the ballet was beautiful, from the Mikhailovsky Theater to the dancing (such grace and talent!) to the costumes to (of course) the music. During intermission we lamented the fact that we would never be ballerinas and comforted ourselves as we ate chocolate by the fact that they could never eat such a thing. The only ...