The crowds lining up for the Hermitage were horrendous!! Our group was booked in
for 10.30 so at 10.20 we waited in the entrance. A very stern guard chucked us out in the
freezing cold because apparently we were booked in for 10.32 and no sooner!!
Gold, gold and more gold
And then two cathedrals.......looking up and up......
The glass mosaics were breathtaking (above a detail of these mosaics)
So then a canal cruise....so, so cold (maximum of 9 degrees today)
So a Russian vodka to warm us up!
We could see why it is known as "Little Venice"