Thursday, September 6, 2012

Travel Blogging IV

St. Petersburg, Russia: We do an overnight here - sail in one morning, sail out the next evening. Yesterday was nice, today is gray, looks like autumn is setting in here in the far north. St. Petersburg was a purpose-built capital, meant to capture some of the best aspects of Venice and Paris. To some degree, it succeeds.

I've been here before so haven't done much touring this visit. The tour I'd liked to have taken would have been a tour of the city as a World War II battlefield, which it was. Of course it was called Leningrad then. Maybe not much of that city is left, who knows?