• Day13

    Midnight madness

    August 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    A little investigation prompted by a memory of seeing something about multiple drawbridge movements at midnight. Revealed that indeed the 2 local bridges were due to go up at 1.10 & 1.20. Branded as utter lunacy by Liz. Suggested by mulriple websites that viewing both is very challenging - bring it on - alarm set. Skulked out as quietly as possible & dashed down to the river front. The first to draw was the Palace bridge - further away. Lots of people perched on the river wall suggested something was happening. The advent of piped classical music confirmed this & the bridge began to open. Once done loads of boats flooded through, prompting a dash to our local bridge. Made it with a minute or so to spare. Happy days. No classical music this time - just traffic chaos - St Petersburg now separated by the river. Back to bed - a bit warm.Read more