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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia - Day 3 - August 2017

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


Russian Vodka

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

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