St Petersburg, Russsia

Here we had our private tour booked through Russian Tour Guides. We had our own guide, driver and car for the two days. Great experience to be able to make changes as we go and not be a part of a large group. Had lunch both days with the guide in restaurants the Russian use. These two days were the highlight of the trip.
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Right near the ship dock was the building for Mining Engineering - somewhat different than in US

Horse monumnet to Nicholas I in front of St Isaac's Cathedral

Emilee and I with Blood Church of St Peter in background

Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood

Inside of the Our Saviour Church

Ceiling in part of Our Savior Church

Peterhof's Park and Gardens

Water treatments out back towards the bay - ALL water is from natural flow - no pumps

A fountain arrangement

Crowds of people there with a garden in background

One of many fountains along the expansive gardens

An impressive set of fountains

One of many statues as part of the many Peterhof fountains

Catherine Palace -From rear the left hand side of the expansive building

A central view of the bulding from the rear

Interior room with table setting

Another room - note the blue ceramic in corner - a fireplace

Another room

Another room with a fireplace

Emilee and I near a statue with a broken pot in the gardens of Catherine Palace

View of some of the gardens

Catherine Palace Central segment

Winter Palace

Evening view of city from ship

Jerry with guide at Catherine Palace