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St Petersburg Scenes


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In 1997, I drove to Lincoln, Nebraska. For some reason, Lincoln was the only city other than St Petersburg, Florida with a Treasures of the Tsars display from The Hermitage in the renamed St Petersburg from the formerly named Leningrad.

I began to dream of having the opportunity to visit this city.
St Petersburg in only a 3.5 hour express train ride from Moscow. There was no way I was going to miss this city once I was this close.

I was definitely ready to leave the group and travel on my own. I also felt that after a week in Moscow I should be able to decipher enough of the Russian alphabet to find my way around.

If I were to plan this trip again, I would have tried to rent an apartment for at least two weeks and leisurely enjoyed all this city has to offer.
As it was, I decided to see what I could and just enjoy it. Although I always say there are too many places to see in the world that I will never go to the same place more than once, St. Petersburg is one that I might consider returning to.

Sunday on the River

Sunday on the River

St P Street Scene

St P Street Scene

Palace Roofline

Palace Roofline

Museum of the Siege

Museum of the Siege

Good Morning Neva

Good Morning Neva

Church of Spilled Blood

Church of Spilled Blood

Broom and Dustpan

Broom and Dustpan

Peter and Paul Fortress Artist

Peter and Paul Fortress Artist

Graduation Day Fireworks

Graduation Day Fireworks

Russian Museum

Russian Museum

Old Symbol

Old Symbol

Boys Climbing on Lenin

Boys Climbing on Lenin

American Consultate St P Russia

American Consultate St P Russia

Stairway in Hermitage WC

Stairway in Hermitage WC

Hermitage Door Handle

Hermitage Door Handle

Posted by pscotterly 00:10 Archived in Russia

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