April 17th, 2013

Day Trip to Peterhof and Kronstadt - Russia

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I've noticed in recent posts by other bloggers that Russia is finally entering spring. Snow is quickly melting, being replaced by water puddles. I've already written that I love freezing temperatures and snow, so Russian winter was a highlight of the trip for me. The beauty and serenity of clean snow was most vividly experienced during a day trip to Peterhof. Admission was free and the grounds were mostly deserted. There's something peaceful about wandering these grounds in the absence of huge tourists crowds. The temperature was very cold on the day we visited and snow continually fell, adding to the winter wonderland atmosphere.Collapse )