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Peterhof’s Fountains and 900 Day Siege

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

For the rest of our time in St. Petersburg we took a ferry to one of the summer residence of the Royal family Peterhof’s which is famous for it’s fountains that are all gravity fed (rather than using pumps). A museum about the 900 day siege of St. Petersburg when they were surrounded by the […]

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St. Petersburg

Friday, October 10th, 2008

On our first day in St. Petersburg we had a guided tour around the city stopping at Saint Issac’s Cathedral the resting place of the royal imperial family including Anastasia, Peter and Paul Fortress, Trinity Square and the Church of the Saviour on Blood. It is funny as someone at work was saying that their […]

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The Hermitage Museum

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the largest museums and oldest art galleries in the world. The collection is displayed in six buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace which used to be the official residence of the Russian Tsars. You are allowed to take pictures of the art works […]

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Getting Older

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The great thing about living in London is that it is relatively easy to go to Europe. So every year for my birthday I go on holiday. This year I was lucky enough to go St. Petersburg in Russia. St. Petersburg was founded 305 years ago by Tsar Peter the Great and at its height […]

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