The Golden Mean

Stolyarny per 10-12, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 190068, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Day 15 St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jblackley on Jul 15, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... to go to them for loans!!! At the height of their wealth, they owned land the size of Belgium and owned 300,000 serfs (slaves/peasants).

The palace and it contents were left to the Russian people by Zinaina Yusupov who had fled Russia during the revolution, especially after her son Félix had been banished for his role in killing Grigori Rasputin and wasn't allowed to come back.

The interior of the palace was just as impressive ...

The Cruise

A travel blog entry by sal_mickandsue on Aug 23, 2013

43 photos

... 8217;s grandson Gordon. There were a few other Aussies and a few others from the US, who we weren’t as close to. We joined them all on the last evening, with a rendition of 'My Bonnie lies over the ocean’, an old Scottish song with
Aunty Sue in the lead role, having been pushed to the front as the smallest by
Belinda. Only difference being they had been having Russian lessons and
practising and we had never seen the words, previous ...

Keys to paradise

A travel blog entry by marrre on Jul 02, 2013

6 photos

... of hordes of cruisers blocking every square metre. The few moments of pure awe (again, the awesomeness is due to splendour; the jade and gold, the marble halls, the chrystal chandeliers) is hardly worth the effort. Unless you really, really, really, enjoy looking at pictures of dead counts and generals. Splendour is also the factor at play at Peterhof, or Petrodvorets as some russians might call it. The lavish palace and its parks and gardens, modelled ...

Last Day in Russia

A travel blog entry by louielou on Mar 28, 2013

1 comment, 12 photos

... my time here, all the places have been so different from each other and I'm happy with the places I decided to stop. Russia has also been confusing and mysterious, but that makes it what it is, and it's part of the fun trying to figure out what things are and what is going on. Cyrillic on the other hand... I'm not it's biggest fan, but at least I understand it now... except when trying to find my train at ...

Exploring St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jginsburg on Feb 21, 2013

4 comments, 12 photos

... new future, over current difficulties), which is trampling the snake of treason (which also symbolizes Russia's enemies) as Peter surveys the magnificent city he built. It says “Peter was first, Catherine was Second,” on the side, to show the world that despite the greatness of Peter, Catherine earned her own place in the history books. Also, because Catherine did not come to power legitimately (she orchestrated a coup and had her husband killed), this statue ...


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