Tag: StPetersburg

#Russian Art – mosaics

The Hermitage has days & years worth of art collections available for viewing. After reading a little about Russian artistic development, it was great to see some Russian art represented with mosaics. Mr Beavington-Atkinson in his 1873 “An Art Tour to Russia” 1 said…

St Petersburg day 3

It’s not just the grand architecture of the Metro which makes it so special but the polite and warm attitudes of busy Russians during peak times. Russian men offering seats and warm smiles for women who sit there. This is the same everywhere we…

St Petersburg day 2 

Beautiful weather again with sun kissed snow showers falling lightly along the banks of the River Neva. We had the best city tour I’ve ever been on, our tour guide was intelligent, informative and happy to throw in personal anecdotes. When we visited St…