Palaces and The Russain Tsar
Sep 07, 2005
Sep 20, 2005
Later that day I meet the others back at the hostel and we went some pubs later that night.
On this day I started the day a little later, after having breakfast i made my way down Nevsky Prospect to the winter palace. Here I caught a hydrofoil to Petrodvorets which was 45mins ride and 29km West of the city. Hitler got this far during the Second World War and Starlin bombed the Palace as Hilter was planning a victory celebration here when capturing St Petersburg. Original palace was home to Peter the Great, but it was Catherine the Great which had the biggest influence on the buildings. As you exit the hydrofoil you walk down the grand cascade with over 140 golden statues. In front of the palace is a massive statue of Samsom ripping open the jaws of a London. I spent the whole day here walking around the Aleksakya and other gardens, with many more fountains and stunning statue, this place was my highlight of the whole trip.