ST PETERSBURG : INTERNET CABINS
Internet cabins are readily found in St. Petersburg. There are many along Nevsky Prospekt, of course.
A good one is found on the left side of Nevsky Prospekt if you walk from Pl Vosstania metro station towards Nevsky Prosp metro station. I cannot quite remember exactly but I believe it is located before you reach Fontanka Canal.
Baroque Architecture (Part II)
Many colourful and decorative Baroque buildings pepper the city ~ the Beloselskiy-Belozerskiy Palace is but one, easily located off of Nevsky Prospekt. The Winter Palace, Stroganov Palace and the Smolny Convent are also excellent examples of the art form. If the canals haven't yet convinced you that you are in a regal European capital, a good look around the architecture of the city might do the trick. . .
No bears in Russia?
Being naive about a country I had never been to, I believed some pretty silly things I had heard or read about Russia from various sources. Somewhere I had heard that some Russian people keep bears as pets. When I told this to my Russian friends they laughed at me rolled their eyes as if to say, "Stupid American!" Well, the very next day we went out and sure enough, there was a lady with a bear on a leash standing by the Hermitage! Now, I realize this was not really her "pet," and I know I shouldn't have contributed to this mild form of animal cruelty, but it was just such a funny coincidence! I paid the lady five rubles to get my picture taken with the bear cub.
Watching Zenit Matches
If you are a "Zenit" soccerclub-fan and want to watch match at Petrovskiy Stadion (former Lenin-stadion) and you are short of money, you may climb up on the roof of the nearest house. Or you may try to find a friend who is living upper floors of that house, and visiting there during matches. I'm lucky having friend living in the house of the photo.
Visit the St Isaac's...
Visit the St Isaac's Cathedral............
This is the most interesting monument in Russian architecture and art of the middle XIX Century Designed by Arch Montferrand.
It took 40 years to build it(1818-1858)
The Cathedral is the 4th tallest Cupola construction of the world,it is 101.5 m hight and the interior is very richly,decorated with 150 paintings,62 of them are mosaics and semi precious stones.
The capacity of the cathedral is 14,000 people and in 1931 it was turned into a musseum.