Thursday, October 13, 2005

St Petersburg IV - Peterhof

When you're in St Petersburg you have to go to the old palace of Peter the Great, and wander round the gardens - especially if they are having anniversary celebrations. Just don't arrive at the ticket office as they pull down the shutters and close early to set up for a firework display, like we did.

Still, on the way back to town we met a parade, with bands, flags, and a man on a horse. More anniversary celebrations. I felt quite at home, but Peter tried to start a Concerned Residents' association. Fortunately the locals refused to be offended by even the Estonian and Lithuanian flags.

We had to go back the next day - but the gardens and fountains were spectacular.

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