Travels in Russia – Day 6

St Petersburg, 6 June 2013

 One side of the incredible green, white and gold Winter Palace dominates the heart of the city in Palcace square.  In front of it stands the Alexander Column named after Tsar Alexander I to comemorate the 1812 victory over Napoleon and we passed through here in order to enter the palace and view the treasures of the Hermatage Museum.

The Winter Palace and Alexander ColumnThe Winter Palace and Alexander Column

A Closer View of The Winter PalaceA Close Up View Of The Winter Palace

Soon after entering the palace we climbed he lavish staircase named to celebrate Christ’ baptism in the River Jordan.

The Jordan StaircaseThe Jordan Staircase

Inside The Winter Palace 2Inside the Winter Palace 1

Throne RoomInside the Winter Palace 2

Inside the Winter Palace 1Inside the Winter Palace 3

Inside the Winter Palace 3Inside the Winter Palace 4

The whole tour took about 2 hours.  When it was over I departed to a cafe for a much needed Russian beer as it was yet another hot sunny day.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press

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