Time in St. Pete Coming to an End
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
17Trip End Aug 01, 2007
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Yesterday was the Rolling Stones concert in Palace Square -- it was great. I heard on TV that 50,000 tickets were sold, but there were more people too who didn't buy tickets but sat nearby Palace Square and could hear the concert as well. It actually started to rain right before the concert, but luckily stopped well before the concert started. I met a Russian friend of mine, Veronika, around 6pm at the nearest metro and went from there to Palace Square. We actually were fairly close to the front and center of the standing room section (where the majority of ticket-holders were), probably about 40 feet diagonally from the Alexander Column in the middle of the square
Oh, another notable event of the past few days is that the ceiling in my apartment started leaking water a couple of days ago. Some of you remember my story from 3 years ago about the apartment below me that got flooded and the crazy old lady who tried to blame it on me. I seem to have bad luck with apartments flooding in Russia just before I leave them. Here, unfortunately, it was my apartment (not my room, just the hallway/kitchen/bathroom area) that got affected. Seems that a pipe burst somewhere in the attic area (I'm on the top floor of apartments) and it caused water to leak through the ceilings of my apartment and of the neighbors'. Anyway, won't get into too many details here, but I was the only one home in my apartment and had to deal with it, but it seems to be OK now.
OK, that's it for now.