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    St Petersburg Pics

    Here are some St Petersburg pics. Really amazing city.. full of palaces, museums, restaurants & bars. The metro stations are stunning.. all built in a different style.

    Cheaper than Moscow and more freindly I think...


    High speed Train from Moscow to St Petersburg only 4 hours.



    Winter Palace & Hermitage at night









    Out and about





    Kazan Cathedral





    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood











    Katyusha Restaurant







    Some Metro Station's









    Yelagin Island
















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    Great pictures. Looks like the weather is turning cold there.

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    Beautiful pics as usual SP.

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    nice,

    no hotties pics ?

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    Looks stunning now. I went in the late 80s and those shots stagger me how far its come. The history of the place is amazing, most forgotten before the revolution but christ did the place have a hard time in WW2 and more so the people. Living on bread made of sawdust, jesus we in western europe had a hard time in WW2 but the Russians were a whole different gravy. The worst bit is ihat after winning the war comrade stalin murdered 20 Million of them in pursuit of his dream - biggest genocide perpetrated - number disputed. Say what you like about them now but by god they are one tough bunch and deserve respect as a people if nothing else but for what they've been put through.

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    Brilliant images, Punty...

    St. Petersburg has become one groovy locale.

    Where else in Russia or the region are ya traveling to?

    Cheers!!


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    Thanks for the pics, comrade Puntski. Very nice. Looks like things are doing well with you & Natasha. Happy & safe travels to both of you.

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    Stunning pictures, Thank you for sharing - Ennis

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    Spasheeba. Excellent, particularly the church and the autumnal colours in the park.

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    You placed those leaves there, haven't you.

    Arty bastard!

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    Great pics, Punty. The place looks lovely. Any pics of your loom?

    Safe travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    comrade stalin murdered 20 Million of them in pursuit of his dream - biggest genocide perpetrated - number disputed.
    Such figures always liked to be exaggerated, 10 M here, 10 M there, who cares. Who has counted? Also the figures of Saddam, Khaddafi, MIlosevic, Assad, Fidel, etc?

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    Onya punty. Livin the dream mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Onya punty. Livin the dream mate.
    Aint that the truth. Old DJ Pat must be hurting, so jealous of Punty even before the babe and the travels..

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    Looks like you were hanging around the nice end of town.

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    While many other cities were in famous 20th century struggles, the survival of Leningrad was exemplary, Ho Chi Minh, Algiers,Nanjing,Stalingrad and Berlin all saw terrible urban fighting Leningrad came through it all with a resliience and legend perhaps only comparable with Warsaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    the survival of Leningrad was exemplary,
    Although always hearing/reading a lot about the siege, only when I was there visiting for few days in 70's I could feel and imagine the dismay the survivors had to live through...

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    Quality pics as always Punski, cheers.

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    A morning trip on the train to Tsarskoye Selo to see 'Catherines Palace'.

    There were about 10 million tourists in the queue so we decided not to go inside this time.







    Palace







    Grounds












    A security man spent a few minutes trying to convince a group of Chinese people to get off the grass. he gave up in the end and walked away lul

    Ahhhhhh tis the small things in life......




    Uprising square




    When in Rome..



    Very nice and cheap soup


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    Awesome pix, SP.

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    Show us your loom, Puntski



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    SP great pics and thanks for taking the trouble to post them. Where are you planning on over-wintering somewhere warm or are you gonna brave the russian winter?

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    Rented apartment not loom..

    However here is a cheap Russian loom from a few weeks back at domodedovo airport


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    Went in 1970 104 guineas with Cosmos, 2 weeks all in, Kiev, Moscow, Leningrad as twas then. Nothing to do at night time, grey, grim and put me off socialism for life. Would not mind going again as Thais do not need a visa so that's the Mrs sorted. Then they had not finished post war reconstruction and you only got 2 roubles for a quid, 7 on the black market!.

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