Thursday, August 11, 2016

Saint Petersburg post #1

So, now thats its been a week since I returned from Saint Petersburg, I think I am ready to decribe my trip.

The day we arrived, I traveled with my mum, we took a night boat trip along the Neva river, to watch the opening of the main bridges. It is a must-see experience. The sidewalks were full of people, and during the trip it was tald to us that all the people were waiting for Cruiser Aurora that was on its way back to its place after 2 years renovation. So it was even more exciting for us.

Over the next few days we visited the Hermitage museum *beautiful*, I want to go back there so badly. It is places in the Winter Palace, the interior is so very beautiful, even loads of tourists are not a big problem there because there is so much to see. We took a basic tour with a guide, and I think it was a right decision for us, but there is so many pieces that you need weeks to cover it all. If the Hermitage is inside the Winter Palace and has mostly 'old' art, in the General Stuff Building infront the palace were shown more modern pieces such as Picasso and Monet.

We also went to Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, and I was a bit dissapointed. Because of all the tourists, we had to wait about 4 hours to get it. During that time we walked through the gigantic park that is infront of the palace, but then we could not leave the waiting line and go to the Alexander Palace that is near by where the last Implerial family preferred to stay instead of the Catherine Palace. And then when we went in, inside there is about five rooms that are shown for the tourists and they are beautiful, but I think because we were exhausted from the waiting we could not appreciate them enought. 

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