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- Non-smoking rooms
- Hot tub
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
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... this marker and crossing the red line, stood immediately behind another who was currently being 'dealt with'. They were in no uncertain terms told to stand back behind the red line. Thoroughness also meant that all the booths were being utilised so we were not queuing very long before we were beckoned to a booth where the officer prepared our landing card, stamped our passport and waved us through.
Today we are off to visit Catherine's Palace in Pushkin. ...
... the canals which collect the water from the fountains run into the sea. The fountains are cleverly created by Peter the Great ( there are quite a few 'Greats') who used gravity to run his fountains, the highest going 25 metres to start but the wife complained the water was splashing the palace windows so it was lowered to 21... but all of them going at once. An intricate piece of engineering in the 1700's, with surprise fountains and trick fountains and roman copies and dragons and ...
... upper gardens.
The palace is entered via an elaborate staircase and is beautifully decorated with a mirrored hall based on the one in Versaille. There are two rooms with magnificent Chinoiserie but you don't really have time to admire them properly because you have to step through them very quickly. The guide told us that in Soviet times, you had to hold your breath as you walked through them !
We had to make sure that we were outside the palace by ...
... dresses, shoes, gloves, and other accessories on display, including Catherine the Great’s wedding dress and coronation ermine cape. Each had a train at least 6 feet long. Behind her wedding dress was a tapestry of her wearing it and holding her scepter containing the Orlov Diamond, which made me think of Prince & Princess Orlov of Russia, who are family friends of ours we met in Mustique. He mentioned trying to buy back the Orlov diamond. I wonder how progress is with ...
... of the summer palace and the amazing works of art located within.
After exploring this massive collection, it was time for a quick bite to eat and a power nap on the bus. St. Petersburg was explored and we saw many of the beautiful sights the
city has to offer. This included ...