Saturday, September 01, 2012

St. Petersburg

This is an absolutely beautiful city. 

 No wonder some describe Moscow as a big village and this place as cosmopolitan.

We visited the Fortress of Peter and Paul and saw the tomb of Peter the Great.  

There are many sculptures, palaces and museums. 

It was the first day of school in Russia which is a very special day here.  All the kids were out and the girls had ribbons in their hair. 

Last night we experienced a special treat.  A performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake at the Imperial Theatre at the Hermitage.  Tickets were pricey in the small theater for 300.  But how could one not go see Swan Lake in St. Petersburg?

1 comment:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Indeed, a beautiful city, and a once in a lifetime experience.