Palaces, Saint Petersburg
Our first view of the Winter Palace was whilst we were on an early evening cruise. Very impressive from the water.
When you walk into the room this gown will immediately catch your eye.
On display is a replica of her Ball Gown. Imagine the hours of work put into the makeing of this gown.
As our group of Australian tourists approached the Palace entry steps the band played the iconic Australian tune " Waltzsing Matilda". A nice touch and worth a few roubles in the tin.
The Mariinsky Palace, situated just across the square from St Isaac's Cathedral, is better known today as the seat of the local Legislative Assembly .
The former residence of Russian Tsars, this majestic Baroque palace which lies on the banks of the River Neva, is perhaps one of St. Petersburg's main attractions
A beautiful building inside and out, the fine arts university is the main fine arts program for drawing and painting.
The palace at Petrodvorets is surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, which are full of fountains and statues.
So the concept of home theatre is nothing new. Here Prince Yusupov could seat 50 of his nearest and dearest for a performance on stage or musical event. Sometimes he would join the cast.
at the end of Letnij sad, there's the summer palace, built in 1714 by Peter the Great as official residence of the zar.
Visiter des palais c'est un must. Ici la decoration est magnifique. Par example ces rideaux sont très originals. Est ce que je vais les copier pour mon nouveau appartment?