On St. Petersburg: The Royals

Whereas the first post focused on a few of St. Petersburg non-Royal sights  (here’s the first), today is about royalty, so “opulence” is the word of the day.

An appropriate red sky greeted our second day
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Catherine’s Palace (quite a small, humble abode)
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There’s a tad of gold in most rooms, but they prohibited photos in the awesome Amber Room (here’s a video of Catherine’s Palace for those wanting more)
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The fountains at Peterhof are an architectural marvel (See more of Peterhof’s 234 acres in this video)

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Hermitage: a palace turned into the world’s fourth largest art museum
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The Hermitage’s grand entrance (well, part of it)
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We would love to attend a dance event in the Hermitage’s ballroom
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Our last day ended by visiting Rasputin
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Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of the royal opulence in St. Petersburg. As the Celebrity Constellation sails away for Helsinki and a chance of us to gain an extra hour of sleep, enjoy these short videos recapturing some of the beauty this city has to offer. (Direct link to Helsinki post)

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