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If I return to Saint Petersburg… (mini-post)

Posted by on August 2, 2011

If I were to return to Saint Petersburg, and I’d like to believe I will one day, there are a few things I’d like to do which I didn’t see in my time there.

The Quadriga, overlooking Palace Square and the Hermitage

The Quadriga, overlooking Palace Square and the Hermitage

– The Ballet. I’d considered seeing Swan Lake, having seen Black Swan earlier in the year I’d predicted every ballet company in the world would be doing a performance of this – and seeing it in Saint Petersburg would be simply amazing. Unfortunately the few nights it was on always seemd to clash with trips to Moscow, Sting concerts or something else.

– Pushkin – a city 25km south of Saint Petersburg, it’s meant to have beautiful palaces and parks – most famously the Catherine Palace (for Tsarina Catherine I).

– Oreshek fortress – at the mouth of the Neva river, there’s a big medieval fortress on Orekhovy Island. Pictures look pretty fantastic.

– Peter the Great’s Cabin – when planning and building the city, his men built this wooden cabin in days for him, and it’s still sitting preserved near the banks of the Neva. Annoyingly I walked quite close to it one day without realising it was there(!).

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One Response to If I return to Saint Petersburg… (mini-post)

  1. Bolot

    Hi, Mark. Great insights for St Petersburg. When will you make it to Siberia? 😉

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