St Petersburg(2018)
Wandering the Streets of the City
May 2018
Shops offer a variety of unique Russian items
Very Expensive Faberge Eggs
Matryoshka Dolls (nesting dolls)
Assorted souvenirs
Including 2019 calendars of Vladimir Putin
In a Georgian Restaurant we had Russian beer and a traditional dish called "khachapuri" It was HUGE
We attended a concert of folk music
Pictures of the performance itself were not allowed
These are publicity pictures from their website
The acrobatics of the male dancers
was especially amazing

Walking around on our own, we looked for this iconic symbol of the city The Cathedral on Spilled Blood
which was constructed on the site of the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881
It is under restoration until 2025
The Singer Building
An important cyrillic Russian word to learn - STOP!
Alexander Pushkin - Poet, Playwright and Novelist
Nevsky Prospekt - Famous Main Avenue - The Sacred and the Secular
Kazan Cathedral (Our Lady of Kazan)
Shopping Mall Across the Street

On the last evening of our trip
our wonderful, hard working tour guide Donata
arranged our farewell dinner at a restaurant
with Gypsey (Roma) entertainment

A wonderful conclusion to a fabulous trip