Monday, August 28, 2017
This morning we took a boat ride on the Neva River to see the historical downtown from the water.
Frank on the Neva River
We stopped on Nevdsky Prospect Street
and visited the not so typically Farmer's Market
Cheese and Bread
The visit to the Faberge Museum was a highlight of the day. "The museum's collection contains more than 4,000 works of decorative applied and fine arts, including gold and silver items, paintings, porcelain and bronze"
"A highlight of the museum's collection is the group of nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Russian Tsars."
The First Hen Egg - 1885
The Renaissance Egg - 1894
The Rosebud Egg - 1895
The Coronation Egg - 1897
The Order of St. George Egg - 1916
The Bay Tree Egg - 1911
The Lilies of the Valley Egg - 1898
The Cockerel Egg - 1900
The Fifteenth Anniversary Egg - 1911
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
"This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881.The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family."
We spent 3 days in St. Petersburg, it was truly a Grand Tour.
August 26-28, 2017