Russia 9/25

Greetings again from Russia. We are in St. Petersburg. After a 4 day train ride from Irkutsk, we arrived into Moscow bright and early (4am). We spent 2 full days seeing the sights in and around Moscow. We strolled through Red Square, saw a circus, and ventured through the amazing Moscow Metro stations. After Moscow, we caught the high speed train to St. Petersburg. It was a nice 4 hour ride in the morning. St. Petersburg welcomed us with rainy and cold weather. It is the first we’ve really experienced on this trip. Straight away we checked into our hostel and made our way to the Hermitage Museum. Its size compares to the Louvre in Paris. Many works of art were familiar to both Jenny and I. We also wandered through the city and along the canals enjoying the European feel to this Russian city. Moscow is the business center of Russia and St. Petersburg is the arts center. We are attending a Russian ballet tonight (Swan Lake). Tomorrow we catch another high speed train to Helsinki, Finland. Enjoy the pictures.

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Church in Irkutsk.

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Wooden house in Irkutsk.

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An amazing grocery store in Moscow.

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The colorful domes of Moscow.

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Amazing!

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The walls of the Kremlin.

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Moscow State University. The tallest university building in the world.

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A truly wonderful performance.

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Cirque du Soleil aspirations.

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Venturing through the ornate Moscow metro stations.

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The St. Petersburg metro was just as awesome.

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A room at the Hermitage.

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The building and craftsmanship of the interior almost outclassed the art.
This is the wood floor!

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The brightly colored domes of St. Petersburg.

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The main square in front of the Hermitage.

Ok. Off to the ballet.
Later
~B

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