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Shingarka

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  • Day2

    Peterhof Palace Gardens

    October 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    The place was virtually decimated during WW2 by the Germans. But the gardeners hid a lot of the statues by burying them. Most of it has been returned to its former glory. The gardens are just as stunning with over 300 fountains, all of them gravity fed.Read more

    Trixie Sellar

    Where did the gardeners hide all the stuff? Not easy but glad they did as amazing!

    10/7/19Reply
    Robert Allan

    Dug a huge hole below where it would freeze and buried them, when I first saw the photo I thought it was a massed grave 😱

    10/8/19Reply
     
  • Day2

    Peterhof Palace

    October 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Did a tour of Peterhof Palace today, about an hour south west of St. Petersburg. This is the Palace that Peter the Great created as a consequence of Versailles. It was used by all the Russian royals, including Catherine the Great, a couple of Alexander's and a couple of Nicholas's, most noteably Nicholas II, the final Romano who along with his whole family were killed a year after the Russian revolution in 1917.

    An amazing Palace full of many rooms, all decorated differently, quite a few with a lot of gold picture frames, mirrors and furniture. They are quite rightly very protective of it, with us wearing overshoes, making sure you don't dawdle too long due to the amount of visitors, and not even being allowed to extend your arms over the rope barriers to take a photo. Didn't stop a couple of Chinese women being thrown out for abusing this.
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  • Day11

    Hotel Renesanse

    June 25, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nachdem unsere Campingplatzsuche nicht erfolgreich verlief - entweder voll oder gar nicht mehr vorhanden - sind wir im „exklusiven“ Hotel Renesanse gelandet ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Heute Morgen beim Frühstück haben wir dann mal gemeinschaftlich darüber philosophiert, wo wir genau übernachtet haben 🤔 Spiegelwände, Whirlpools in jedem Badezimmer, rote Nachttischlampen, Stangen im Frühstücksraum, Büsten ... na, was meint Ihr?Read more

    Chris Mohrhagen

    😁😁😁😁

    6/25/19Reply
    Carola Schamuhn

    💑👄👠💄😆

    6/25/19Reply
    Holger Krüger

    Und wie war der nächtliche Zimmerservice?

    6/25/19Reply
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  • Day32

    Sankt Petersburg

    September 21, 2016 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Nach etlichen Kontrollen der Reisepässe und der Visa sind wir gut in Russland angekommen. 🇷🇺
    Sankt Petersburg ist eine wunderschöne Stadt mit vielen schönen Kathedralen, Palästen, Parks, Gebäuden und Tieren. 🐿
    Obwohl sich Sankt Petersburg gegen aussen als Weltoffene, moderne Stadt präsentiert, redet (fast) niemand Englisch. Man muss mit Händen und Füssen kommunizieren, um das zu erhalten was man möchte. 🇺🇸🚫🇬🇧
    Der Transport mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr ist wahnsinnig günstig und gut. Nie hatten wir auf eine U-Bahn länger als 30 Sekunden gewartet... 👍🏻
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    Nicole und Simon

    Jöö wiä süüsss 😍😍

    9/21/16Reply
    Nicole und Simon

    Wunderschöni Bilder - gniessets ❤️️

    9/21/16Reply
    David Studer

    Wahnsinnig. Sehr schöni Bilder und härzigi Tierlini😃😃

    9/22/16Reply
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  • Day2

    Peterhof

    April 22, 2018 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    Aujourd'hui il est sensé faire beau, nous décidons donc de partir à 25km de St Pétersbourg, pour visiter le grand palais de Peterhof,équivalent russe de Versailles situé au bord de la mer dans le golfe de Finlande.

    Après un solide petit déjeuner, et quelques 45 minutes de taxi, on arrive devant la modeste demeure des tsars et tsarines et on retrouve nos amis les touristes chinois... On arrivera finalement à les esquiver assez facilement. Ouf.. à l'intérieur du palais des dorures des tapisseries en soie, un superbe parquet sur lequel on ne marche qu'avec des protections pour les chaussures, du rococo... un beau volume dirait Stéphane Plaza.

    On continuera par une petite marche dans les jardins. Même si, à la sortie de l'hiver, ils sont bien moins beaux qu'en été, on apprécie la balade.
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    Une super idée la protection des parquets... et toujours de superbes photos (Maria)

    4/22/18Reply
    Edith Buchet

    Sympa pour jouer aux dames :)

    4/25/18Reply
    Claire Brias

    On peut presque faire un mode multijoueurs!

    4/25/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    Peterhof und noch mehr...

    September 5, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach abenteuerlicher Anfahrt im Kleinbus stand die Besichtigung des russischen Versailles in Peterhof an.

    Julia Roßberg

    Schönes Wetter habt ihr ja immer 😊

    9/8/19Reply
    Dominik Horvat

    Ja das stimmt... aber die 1,5 Tage schlechtes Wetter haben wir auch gekonnt ausgeschnitten 😉 nur am Freitag bei der Festung ließ es sich nicht vermeiden...

    9/8/19Reply
    Stefanie Riedl

    Gefickt eingeschädelt muss man dann sagen 😁👍🏻

    9/8/19Reply
     
  • Day5

    Peterhof Palace

    April 10, 2018 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    This morning we were venturing further out of the city to the Peterhof Palace. We had to use the metro and then catch a bus the rest of the way.

    First though we wanted to find somewhere to eat breakfast. Kyria really wanted to find a bakery this time so we headed to the metro and walked around the block until we came across one. As soon as we opened the door the smell that assailed ones nose was sublime! Warm and like fresh bread...funnily enough.

    We left with packets of croissants, cinnamon scrolls and a few other varieties to tide us over until lunch.

    The metro trip was pretty straightforward and we were able to walk out and almost immediately find a bus to take us out to Peterhof where the palace was located. It was more of a mini van than a bus but people seemed to be able to use their travel cards on it as well. The driver had all the money sitting in front of him on the dash and seemed quite adept at taking money and handing back change as he was driving! There weren’t that many seats though and people had to do some shuffling when others had to get off. Luckily it wasn’t full when we hopped on so we all found seats. It was about 1/2 hour - 40 minutes bus ride.

    It was nice to view the outskirts of St Petersburg as we drove past. We could imagine how beautiful it would look when it had greened up and the trees weren’t bare. There was still beauty there though.

    I have so many photos from today I’ll have to split this up a lot!
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    Linda Janssen

    Only the ones in which the Russians were victorious, I guess

    4/10/18Reply
    Linda Janssen

    cute!

    4/10/18Reply
    The D And E

    Wow, pretty huge affair huh!

    4/11/18Reply
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  • Day11

    Guten Moooorgen

    June 25, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    ...was für wirre Tage hier in Russland. Gestern Nacht sind wir dann auch in St. Petersburg angekommen und die Suche nach einer Unterkunft gestaltete sich etwas schwierig....letztendlich sind wir dann beim "Renaissance-Club" gelandet, der um Mitternacht nach Klingeln geöffnet hat 🤣🤣Read more

    Claudi a

    Guten Morgen! Das erklärt auch das ZickZack auf eurer Route. Hm, und haben wohl nicht alle gut geschlafen, was Bärbel? 😘

    6/25/19Reply
    Christoph Wienberg

    Noch nichts neues? Ich bin so gespannt! Es ist doch wohl nicht das Internet alle?!

    6/26/19Reply
     
  • Day5

    Peterhof Palace

    April 10, 2018 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    It was a rather grand entrance view to the palace as we walked into the grounds. Even though the time of year, it was still magnificent. Although my favourite ‘palace’ is still Malmaison in Paris - the home of Josephine and Napoleon.

    We were a bit unsure how to get in as there didn’t seem to be an entrance from the front but we followed some other people, asked for directions and found our way round the back where the entrance was. We were somewhat aghast to see a massive Asian tour group lined up waiting to enter. If we had to wait behind them it would take forever. Thankfully there was a separate queue for non tour groups and we skipped ahead of the group - phew.

    We had to put funny sack sort of bags over our shoes, I guess to protect the floors. We hadn’t needed it at the other palace but oh well! They made walking somewhat slippery and it was tempting to try and skate along the floors but with a formidable Russian observer in every room we didn’t dare try.

    Heidi went to walk through the turn table thing into the palace, bumped her head, cried and was given a little fluffy duck from a museum staff lady on the way in. Then on the way out she was sooking about something and was given a lolly. She’s going to be a spoilt one by the time we get home!

    As we managed to get ahead of most of the tour groups we were able to get some pictures without having crowds of people in the way.
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    Linda Janssen

    Tres elegante!

    4/10/18Reply
    Linda Janssen

    It looks very sumptuous!

    4/10/18Reply
    Linda Janssen

    That's a lot of chess games

    4/10/18Reply
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  • Day5

    Walking the Grounds of Peterhof Palace

    April 10, 2018 in Russia ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    The Palace is set right next to the sea which the gardens were on the edge of. The sea was frozen for a good way out so we ventured out onto the ice - it was quite an amazing sight. We could see a big boat making its way through the ice further out to sea.

    After this we trekked back towards the palace and out of the grounds to find somewhere to have lunch. We spied a playground on the other side of the road and managed to avoid Heidi seeing it by getting her to count the windows on the palace as we walked past 😂 so easy to distract at this age!

    We found a place near where we had to catch the bus back to St Petersburg and enjoyed a nice lunch of various dishes - borsch (traditional Russian soup composing mainly of beetroot - quite yummy), chicken soup, fettuccini carbonara, stroganoff etc.

    Then we caught the bus and metro back to the apartment. I bought a punnet of large juicy looking strawberries on the way back and popped into a couple of shops with Kyria whilst the boys continued homewards. Heidi had fallen asleep on the way home but she woke up when we left the metro due to the cold air.

    We had a bit of time at the apartment before heading out for an early dinner as Mike and Kyria were going to see the Nutcracker Ballet tonight (we can’t all go to this as Heidi isnt allowed in so we’re taking it in turns).

    Thus ends another day - we’re having a ball if you hadn’t already figured that out! 😁
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    Linda Janssen

    Mmmm yum. Looks seriously decadent!

    4/10/18Reply
    The D And E

    Yeah, can tell you are having a ball. Looks like fun! :)

    4/11/18Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Shingarka, Sjingarka, Шингарка