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