Nick & Betty's Baltic Cruise
June 22 to July 4, 2008

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June 29: The Port of St. Petersburg, Russia Several other cruise ships were docked near us
A Russian band welcomed us at the St. Petersburg Port Long lines formed to clear Russian Passport Control
Catherine's Summer Palace in historical town of Pushkin We don protective slippers to tour Catherine's Summer Palace
The Grand Staircase in the Hermitage Museum The Hermitage crowds were huge
Some of the rooms in the Hermitage Museum
Some of the mosaic art work and a beautiful long hall in the Hermitage Museum
June 30: The spectacular Summer Palace in Peterhof was built by Peter the Great
The grand cascade staircase and fountains modeled on one constructed for Louie XIV
All the fountains in the Lower Garden are designed to work on gravity
July 1: The Alexander Nevesky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia
Beautiful Kadriorg Park and the Baroque Palace built by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia
We enjoyed a cappuccino at this cafe in Kadriorg Park Part of the Palace buildings in Kadriorg Park
Our Tallinn tour guide took us to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Lower Town red-tiled rooftops
Tallinn's Town Hall Square with its colorful buildings
Town Hall Square was constructed in the 14th & 15th centuries
One of the many side-streets lined with a variety of restaurants We dined outdoors and enjoyed a delicious pasta lunch
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