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Personal Observations, Saint Petersburg: 43 reviews and 41 photos

Favorite thing: It is quite interesting to note that many, many public buildings were in stages of restoration when we visited St. Petersburg. I, for one, am very happy that the need to preserve the beauty & history of St. Petersburg is being recognized and work is being done on such a grand scale. Nearly every important, historical building appeared to be undergoing restoration. However, I'm not sure that the same interest is being directed toward improving the general living conditions of the citizenry. Perhaps any measure of personal comfort still takes a backseat to other public works. Our guide explained to us that several families sharing an apartment is not an unusual circumstance even today.

Fondest memory: It is quite awe inspiring to be in the presence of a city and a people who withstood the 900 days Seige of Leningrad, and who are today gradually emerging from events they had no control over. I would like to listen to stories the people of St. Petersburg have to tell about their lives.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 22, 2008
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