The Isaakievski Cathedral

July 9, 2009

Note I wrote, on July 10, 2009, a few links added:

… walked to the Isaakievski Cathedral and my student ID from the school got me in for eighty rubles, museum and colonnade. Would have been about 500 otherwise. Quite a view. Saint Petersburg is a construction zone. Everywhere I looked, cranes, cranes.

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Was also a walk, closer than the Hermitage.

Poor shot of probably fake amber. Asked the woman selling it, was the янтарь настоящий? She assured me it was настоящий. The sight of a large dead bug on the inside of one piece made it clear. Bought no amber. Rip-offs, inside a cathedral. Bottom floor.

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Saint Petersburg from the top of the Isaakievski Cathedral. Well, as high as I could get, not the absolute top.

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Construction, Saint Petersburg. Saw quite a few construction cranes.

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Monument to Nicholas I, on Saint Isaac’s Square. At the time, didn’t really care, just assumed he was some Russian hero who killed quite a few people

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