St Petersburg -- and White Nights !
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June 20th, 2010 – by: Jody-Scott
Anyway, St Petersburg is surely a pretty town, enhanced by the river and canals, and especially delightful now, during the season of White Nights. Our Monday arrival coincided with the Scarlet Sails festival, with music in public squares (although unreachable) and throngs of people strolling the streets along the riverbank all night long (we left after the fireworks, around 2:00AM).
We continue to spend much of our time under our umbrellas. The cold and rain dampened our visit to Peter’s summer palace and gardens, but had not held us back very much. Tuesday night the rain held off nicely during our canal boat ride -- we started at 10:30pm, hoping to see the buildings illuminated against the river and canals. By the time our ride ended (around midnight), the sky was still fairly light, and building lights had not yet been turned on.. White Nights, indeed !
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