Travels in Russia – Day 5

St Petersburg, 5 June 2013

We arrived in St Petersburg at 8.30 am local time, dropped our luggage off at the hotel (The Nevsky Grand), grabbed some breakfast and then embarked on a tour of the city.

  St Issac's Cathedral

St Issac’s Cathedral

Statue of Tsar Nicholas The First, St Issac's Square

Statue of Tsar Nicholas The First, St Issac’s Square

The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace

Church On The Spilled Blood

Church on The Spilled Blood
(where Tsar Alexander II was killed by a terrorist bomb in 1881,
restored in 1997 after communist regime used it as a store house for potatoes etc.)

This evening we had an excellent meal just a few minutes walk from our hotel at half the price we paid in Moscow, rounding it off with two glasses of complenentry vodka. Tomorrow I hope to explore the city in more depth.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press

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One Response to Travels in Russia – Day 5

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