St.Petersburg, Russia

See the Summer Palace at Peterhof and Russian Folk Dancers

St. Petersburg in general in a very drab place. With the exception of the palaces and some of the government buildings, the architecture is very plain and bland. There are almost no houses, as 95% of the people live in the many, many very large apartment buildings. I believe there are more apartment buildings here than almost anyplace we've been, with the possible exception of Cairo. This first tour was a drive to the Summer Palace at Peterhof. The palaces, of course, are all beautiful with losts of gold trim and antiques. Quite a contrast from how the people really live today. We also saw a excellent folk dance show in the evening.

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