Snoop: St. Petersburg, Russia Overall

On a scale of 1-10, Russia was an 11. The best things in my opinion are these: The Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace,  the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, and the Church of the Spilled Blood.

Catherine’s Palace is gargantuan. Did you know that even though it is blocks long, it only had 58 people living there? Its most known room is the Amber Room. It is a beautiful room with maybe millions of amber pieces on all the walls. The pictures are made of semi-precious stones in little pieces in a mosaic form.

The Hermitage is a big museum that has 9 buildings and over 3 million pieces of art.  If you looked at each piece of art for 10 seconds each, for 24 hours a day, you would be there for 10 years. They have a whole timeline of art. It starts with treasures from Ancient Egypt and ends with Modern Art. Did you know that an American artist named Peter Max had a bigger attendance on opening day than any other artist there ever?

The Church of the Spilled Blood is a church that has onion domes that are multicolored. On the inside, it has millions of tiles that make up big mosaics of angels and stories from the Bible.

Peterhof is the summer house where Peter the Great lived. He loved fountains and there were hundreds of them around there. It is a 250 acre park with lots of trick fountains that used to get Peter the Great’s friends all wet when they were walking in the gardens. Did you know that those big wigs that people used to wear were partly made of flour? People thought it was really funny to see people strolling along, and then, get them to be a big, soggy, slimy mess.

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