Winter Palace

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  • Day17

    Das nächtliche Spektakel.....

    August 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    .......wenn sich Nachts um 1.00 Uhr die Hängebrücken öffnen!
    Wir sind kurz vor 24 Uhr mit dem Bus wieder abgeholt worden , um zu den Brücken gefahren zu werden.

    Ja es ist wirklich ein absoluter Zirkus der da jede Nacht bei den 3 grössten, der 8 Hängebrücken vollzogen wird.
    Menschen kommen aus allen Ruchtungen um sich das hochziehen der Brücken anzusehen. Fressbuden, Getränkestände stehen auf allen Seiten der Brücken. Bands jeglicher Musikrichtung bauen ihre Instrumente auf und spielen ihre Musik,
    Andere tanzen dazu oder auch Jongleure und Feuerspeier geben ihr Bestes.....solange bis es gongt, dann wird es still...... weil dann die Musik zum hochziehen der Brücke über Lautsprecher erklingt.
    Aber auch Langfinger sind in Banden unterwegs und einem aus unserer Gruppe ist dann auch in die „Druckzange“ genommen worden und schwups, wahr Geld und Karte schon weg. Echt 😤 ärgerlich 😠!
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  • Day58

    The Hermitage - the main course Part 1

    August 28, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    So we arrived at 4.30pm as it’s late night opening tonight and we discovered the amazing “Peacock clock” gets wound to go off at 8pm just once a week on a Wednesday- bonus.
    What to say about The Hermitage that houses possible the world’s best collection of art, porcelain and antiquities amassed firstly by Catherine the Great.
    4 hours later we left and still hadn’t seen 1/3 of the main building let alone the other 5 sites!!
    It’s just too big and too full of mind blowing art, objects and rooms filled to the brim of eye watering beauty.
    Sorry for the following loads of photos!!
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  • Day2

    St Petersburg Coast Walk

    October 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    I then headed for the edge of the coast, just behind the Admiralty building. I came across the old Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, a magnificent green building. Then I saw the queue to get in 😮
    After 1917 many palaces became museums and government buildings, in all there where over 500 palaces in St Petersburg for royals, their relatives, rich merchants and military commanders who won great battles.

    At the other side of the water I saw the Peter and Paul Fortress, founded by Peter the Great.
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  • Day2

    off we go!

    July 1, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The alarm clock went off at 4:30am. Waaaay too early - but if it is for catching a plane, nothing is too early. My parents picked me up first, then my big brother, he would take care of the car after dropping us off. We changed to the train in Bern and had coffee and croissant during the journey. Traveling to the airport is such a good thing. In Zurich we quickly got rid of the luggage (I had 10.5kg, my mum 22kg - now I am seriously wondering. But firstly she has my sleeping bag and secondly, if I have forgotten something, I am quite positive that mum will have thought of it.) After security my mum missed her cellphone. Uiuiui. A little bit panic at the aeroport. We quickly figured out that dad didn’t take it out of the basket because he didn’t know it was in there and he couldn’t have seen it not knowing. Anyway, we found it under a pile of other baskets and we were all happy again. The flight was delayed but we had some wind support so we arrived on time in St. Petersburg. Security was unspectacular and we were out quickly but no one in sight to pick us up. There was actually a guy waiting for a Sonia I dont remember how and then somehow that same guy after maybe 15-20min looked up his sheets, fumbled around and changed them for Mueller. Hahaha, very funny. We arrived at the (yes, I know) SwissStar Hotel, a very little, very cute Hotel run by a Russian Woman speaking very well German. After a change of clothes we started walking and we were surprised by the lovely weather and the nice temperatures. And what a beauty that city is. We had some russian sweets, a drink on a boat and a wonderful diner with dishes that were delicious but I forgot the names already and it is just wonderful!
    Oh and yes, I agree, concerning the selfie, there is potential for improving especially in not cutting half my dads head out.
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  • Day4

    Hermitage Museum

    October 8, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    The Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world and an absolute must-see for any visitor to St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, and opened to the public in 1852. Not only does the Hermitage boast one of the world's greatest art collections, the museum is also worth a visit for its sumptuous interior.

    The actual museum is made up of several buildings which were extended as Catherine the Great's art collection grew. The permanent collection at The Hermitage includes about three million works of art that span the centuries from paleolithic to contemporary. The museum is so large that it is impossible to visit all galleries in one visit but tickets for multiple days are available. We spend over three hours getting a very small glimpse of the collection.
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  • Day3

    ... und noch mehr Sightseeing ;)

    September 3, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Am zweiten Tag standen auf dem Programm Eremitage, leckere russische Gerichte essen und wieder ein wenig Stadtrundgang...

  • Day2

    State hermitage museum visit

    July 18, 2018 in Russia ⋅ 25 °C

    The second largest museum on earth, with thousands and thousand of art works, large paintings from around the world.
    If you stare in every painting for a minute, you will need more than a month to gaze every art work and enjoy the minimum of it.

    I was walking very fast and giving a second looking in 3 paintings. From room to room, corridor to corridor, you will be confused what to look at. The paintings on walls, the statues in the corners? Or the roof painting and decorations. Everything in the White Palace worth watching and thinking. It is an experience to live more than once.Read more

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