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Monday, August 28, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia - Day 2 - August 2017

We attended a symphony last night featuring Vladirmir Ashkenazy and the Royal St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

All of tonight's attendees where transported from the ship to attend the special symphony, I think all of the 699 passengers where in attendance.  This was a event put on by Azamara Cruise line free of charge.

The Conductor and the Captain of the Azamara Cruise Ship. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017
This morning we took a ride on the Moskovsky Railway Station, I've never seen anything like it.

 Photo provided by Russian Rail.Com

Because of the Neva river and swampy ground in St. Petersburg. Constructors had to dig subway tunnels under the rivers.

Very long escalators - I think 300 feet down.

Photo provided by Russian

Admiralteyskaya is the deepest Russian-subway-station

We traveled to see The Peterhof Summer Estate of Peter the Great in the 18th Century.

The Peterhof summer estate is a complex of palaces, gardens, fountains and waterfalls These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles".

 Enjoying the view from the Veranda

We visited St. Peter's & Paul's Cathedral

Nicolas II of Russia
Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917.

The Russian Imperial Family 1913

Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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