Saturday, July 4, 2009

St. Petersburg.....

Today we took a tour to the Hermitage. The Hermitage is a museum, encompassed within five buildings. One of which is the Winter Palace, Catherine the Great was the Czarina who first started collecting the work and named it the Hermitage. Our tour unfortunately was only three hours long and there are five or six cruise ships in port. Needless to say in was hot and crowded. The guide whisked us from room to room giving us little chance to see any of the pieces. If you ever get to St. Petersburg it would be well worth it to secure a private tour, we would have liked to have had time to go on our own but everything is controlled. Tonight we go to Catherine’s Palace for dinner so I will not be blogging until....I don’t know when. Tomorow is a full day excursion of palaces and Peterhof.

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