The stately Winter Palace, home to the Hermitage, one of the four most important museums in the world (the others being the Louvre, and two other places I can't remember right now).
Greg took this shot of the Archangel Gabriel, which stands atop a column outside the Winter Palace. Just a great shot, and look at that beautiful blue sky!
Every nice girl loves a sailor, and St Petersburg has a big naval school. These guys were reasonably OK with having their picture taken, but I was wary of kissing the bloke on the cheek as Greg had requested!
Running through sprinklers at the Peterhof Gardens, Peter the Great's Versailles-like retreat about 40 minutes outside St Pete's. They tell the kids that certain rocks trigger the sprinklers, but really there's a guy in a small box hidden behind some shrubs who soaks whom he likes!
The last official night of our 'Vodkatrain' tour. Our irrepressible quintet is celebrating at 'Manep', Russian for 'The Chateau', a gorgeous restaurant cum jazz lounge. Karen, Phil and Andrew are in front - miss you guys still!
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