Baltic Cruise in 2011

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On our second day in St Petersburg, we continued on our tour, to the Peterhof Palace island. We began the day's tour by taking a ride on the city's subway which was as modern as any we have seen.

Subway escalator
Cyrillic sign **
Waiting for a train
** There is an interesting story about Cyrillic signs on the subway. It tells the troubles I ran into when I went on a trip to Moscow back in 2005. It's kind of long, but if you would like to read it, click here.
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Workers coming
Nice artwork
Good ol' McDonald's
Summer Palace
Peterhof Gardens
Peterhof Gardens
Lynda at fountain
A hydrofoil boat
Speedboat head-on
And a ride back
Restaurant Stolle

NOTE: Some photos seem to be out of sequence. The reason is that, in order to have rows of photos of the same size of direction - all Horizontals or Verticals in a particular row. It helps to keep the page neater. Since I had very few verticals to post between the time we got on the subway and had lunch (and beer) in Stolle, I waited until the row below to post the vertical photo of me on the subway car.

Tour guide inside Stolle
Others inside Stolle
A beer @ Stolle
Inside subway car
Some gold towers
  These photos, both above and below, were taken inside a church whose name we can not remember. I thought I'd include them in this travel blog as they illustrate the beauty of the church.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The bride
Bride (and groom?)
A limousine
This was about the third or fourth time we had seen wedding participants - brides and grooms - so we decided to take a couple (or three) photos.