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Pertopavlovka

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  • Day3

    Glorious St Petersburg 1

    October 26 in Russia

    Massive tour day today with our guide Alisa. I am using Toursbylocals which get great reviews. Each guide has a bio and various tours they have designed.
    If you have limited time and want to see alot then its the way to go. With Mum's mobility issues its a must.

    Most will customise your tour if requested.

    So in the morning we saw many of the key sights: Vasilyevsky Island, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral (where tsars are buried including the last Emperor Nicholas II and his royal family) St Issacs Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Palace Square and Nevesky Prospect which is the main street. Also generally just looking at the beautiful buildings, canals, bridges and statues.

    When the remains of Nicholas II and his family were found and DNA verified they were buried in the church with the other former tsars in 1998 with various world figures attending including Yeltsin. Most of the remains of the family were found in 1979. In 2007 the remains of the son and a daughter were found making the family complete.

    In 1981 the Russian Orthodox Church made them Saints and in 2008 the Supreme Court of Russia determined that the royal family were victims of political persecution.
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  • Day4

    Peter and Paul Fortress

    April 9 in Russia

    We continued walking along the river to the next stop being the Peter and Paul Fortress which is on Rabbit Island. This was also founded by Peter the Great. It was still used as a prison and execution ground by the Bolshevik Government in the 1920s. It was originally built to protect from a Swedish attack which never happened. A few facts for the history buffs.

    Heidi woke up after about 10 minutes of being here which was a pain - she’d only had about 20 mins sleep. We think the backpack was digging into her arms. She was then a bit of a pain for the rest of the walking around which quite impacted our enjoyment of the site.

    We visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral which is the burial place of all Russian Tsars. The last remains of Nicholas II and his family were also interred and placed in here. They were unable to locate the remains of one of his daughters and Alexy the son. The other place we visited within there was the prison where political prisoners and convicts were placed. The conditions didn’t look too bad considering some prisons I’ve seen, although the solitary confinement was fairly grim. It was dark, they wouldn’t give you bedding so all you had was an iron bedstead to lie on, there was no heating and the walls would reach freezing temperatures. Ugh.

    Heidi was getting quite ratty by this point so we gave her some lunch. Eli and I were feeling quite despondent due to having to continually address Heidi’s behaviour but were much revived by chocolate bars which Michael and Kyria came back with. It’s amazing what a bit of sugar can do to lift your spirits! I think though that a common phrase of the journey is “come on please Heidi”! We had a last view of the river from the fortress where there was a number of people making the most of the sunlight along the outside of the walls, sunbathing.

    We were ready to head back to the apartment at this point. Eli and I grabbed a hot dog from a stand nearby which was actually quite nice and we made the long trek over the river and back to the apartment. Heidi started in the backpack with Michael carrying her but she became uncomfortable so she ended up being carried by Eli most of the way and then Kyria did the home stretch. She gets heavy very quickly!

    My feet were killing me by the time we came back! I’ve been putting my feet up for the last hour or so doing the blog. We will head out for tea later. It’s been nice to chill at the apartment. Heidi has had other ideas about going to sleep however which might make tonight interesting 🙄
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  • Day8

    We had a lazy start this morning - the boys had been up late watching a soccer match! We were planning to see 3 places this morning - Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum and St Isaacs Cathedral.

    The weather has been getting a degree warmer every day with today getting to 11 degrees. It hasn’t been as cold as we were afraid it might be which has been good. Overnight it is getting to -3 but we don’t feel that inside!

    We had breakfast on route - i ended up with a rather sweeter one than I was anticipating as the porridge I ordered ended up being more of a rice pudding with fruit! The other morning it turned out to be muesli and milk! We shall get it right eventually!

    The area around the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood had a lot more touristy stuff like souvenir stalls, people selling paintings, people in costume etc. we did a little bit of souvenir shopping - buying some matroyshka dolls (known to us as babushka dolls but apparently this is not the correct name!) and a few other things. The guy we bought the dolls from explained some of the history behind them which was interesting - there was a set of all girls (sisters) and they were each holding something different, representing what their role would have been at home - feeding the chickens, making porridge right down to the youngest sucking it’s finger.

    The Church on Spilled Blood as it is also called, is so named because it is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded by a grenade as he was passing by in his carriage. The first grenade did not harm him but he left the carriage to remonstrate with the culprit and another one was thrown which wounded him. He later died at the palace. I don’t know why he didn’t just escape while he had the chance! The inside of the church was covered with mosaics - it was amazing! All the walls, everything was done in mosaics. It was quite something. Its hard to imagine all these types of buildings being destroyed when Christ returns - they seem so solid and enduring! I guess the Jews thought the same of their temple.

    We walked from here towards the Faberge Museum. Faberge was a Russian jeweller best known for the Faberge eggs which were made like Easter eggs but from stones and precious jewels. He was commissioned to make them for the imperial family. Unfortunately the museum was closed today so we were unable to visit which was a bit disappointing. Maybe we’ll have time tomorrow before we fly off to Siberia.

    Eli and I decided to head back to the apartment to give Heidi lunch and put her down for a nap while Mike and Kyria went back to St Isaac’s Cathedral.
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  • Day11

    Ein langer Tag mit unermesslichen Eindrücken..
    Das Bernsteinzimmer und andere Prunkräume... alles eine Pracht
    Und dann noch eine Stadtrundfahrt vorbei an der Neva, der Blutkirche, geschmückten Straßen, die Stadt ist toll, auch wenn man nicht alles sehen kann... aber das ist ja ein Grund zum Wiederkommen 😉😳😃

  • Day2

    Sankt Petersburg

    July 2, 2017 in Russia

    17:00h:
    Wir sind jetzt in der sehr prunkvollen “St. Isaacs's Cathedreal“ Alles sehr imposant. Am beeindrucktestem war ich aber von einem Chinesen, der für ein iPhone eine Profi Bewegungsstation hatte, mit der er verwacklungsfreie Panoramafotos- und Videos machte.

    18:00h:
    Geschafft! 18.800 Schritte oder 13 km. Heidi hat keinen Programmpunkt mehr. Wir genießen jetzt die Abendsonne im Blickfeld des „Puschkin“ Denkmals (Bild 6) im Park der Künste.

    Wolfgang am 09.07.2017
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  • Day4

    Nous sommes lancés, après une première cathédrale, nous allons visiter THE église de St Pétersbourg, l'image d'épinal de la Russie!
    Elle a été construite sur le lieu exact de l'assassinat d'Alexandre II, au bord du canal. C'est plus sympa pour la vue!

    De l'extérieur plein de jolis bulbes dorés ou colorés, plein de petites niches avec des mosaïques. Seule mini déception, la pointe principale était en rénovation. On se rattrapera à Moscou!!!

    L'intérieur est entièrement recouvert de mosaïques colorées! On est restés sur les fesses pour rester polis!!
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  • Day3

    Petrograd

    July 3, 2017 in Russia

    13:00h:
    Wir gehen jetzt auf den größten Markt der Stadt im Stadtteil Petrograd. In diesem Stadtteil kann man dann auch eher die russische Realität sehen.

    14:0h:
    Na ja; so richtig groß war der Markt nicht. Die Preise sind auch nicht wirklich niedrig, zumindest für Kirschen. Aber die werden hier in der Region auch noch gar nicht reif sein. Egal, wir sitzen jetzt im Alexanderpark auf einer Parkbank und essen etwas, was wir auf dem Markt gekauft haben. Ein Bier verkneife ich mir, sonst werde ich wieder müde. So ein leichtes Essen, abseits der Touristen werden wir auf unseren kommenden großen Reisen öfter mal machen. Erstens weil unser zwar ordentliches Monatsbudget auch nur endlich ist. Aber vor allem, weil es authentischer auf solchen Reisen ist.

    15:00h:
    Wir sind jetzt auf der Wasseljewski Insel.

    Wolfgang am 09.07.2017
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  • Day3

    Aujourd'hui une bonne journée de marche nous attend : nous allons sur l'île aux Lièvres, là où fut posée la première pierre de St Pétersbourg en 1703.

    Dans la forteresse St Pierre et Paul, on peut acheter un billet combiné pour plusieurs bâtiments dignes d'intérêt (700R)

    Nous commençons par la cathédrale, dont la pointe dorée est le point culminant de la ville. A l'intérieur les tombes de toute la famille Romanof (y compris la petite Anastasia, les fans du dessin animé apprécieront).

    Nous visitons ensuite le bastion, qui servit de prison politique aux opposants de l'empire, puis, après la révolution, aux opposants des opposants de l'empire. Parmi les prisonniers célèbres, on notera Léon Trotsky, ou Dostoïevski.

    Ensuite la maison du commandant, qui rassemble 1001 objets du quotidien et des images d'archives de St Pétersbourg depuis sa fondation.

    Et enfin le musée des cosmonautes avec la véritable capsule Soyouz.

    Le tout entrecoupé d'un bon restau, Koryushka, avec une vue imprenable sur le coeur de St Pétersbourg. On recommande
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  • Day3

    Cette après midi, on continue la journée Histoire avec une visite du musée d'histoire politique. Nous avons pu voir une multitude de documents d'archives présentant l'époque de l'empire, la révolution et les dures années communistes.

    Puis, nous avons longé la Neva jusqu'au croiseur Aurora. C'est depuis proue de ce navire qu'a été tiré le coup de canon lançant la révolution.

    Nous avons profité du ciel bleus et sommes rentrés à pied, histoire de faire du repérage pour demain.Read more

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