CITY BUS TOUR PART ONE
Trip Start Jul 24, 2013
19Trip End Aug 06, 2013
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Today has been a beautiful day, bright and sunny an approx 22 degrees. We were on the bus for the better part of today and saw many fine buildings and had many photo ops. I did take a total of 205 pics.
The first place we stopped at was a decommissioned Cathedral. When the Soviets were in power, religion was frowned upon and many churches and cathedrals were left in disrepair
We stopped for photo ops in many places and I am only giving you the real hi lights. The tour took us back to the Church of Spilled Blood and we did get some more shots of it that were an improvement over the previous ones.
Next we stopped at St Isaac's Cathedral. This is the fourth largest Church in the world. It is quite the edifice. More on this on Monday's blog as we are taking an optional tour there.
From St Isaac's we went to the Peter & Paul Fortress. It was in this complex where we saw the church that houses the tombs of many of the Russian Csars. The church is very beautiful and the ground extensive. We arrived at about 11:45 with many of our group in need of washroom facilities. If anyone was having any problems in relieving themselves this was alleviated at 12:00 with a gigantic, very, very loud cannon (thank god it was a blank), that just about had me jumping out of my socks.