My cousin's son has gone off to spend some months in St. Petersburg as part of his degree course. When I heard he was going I immediately got the album out to show them the photos we took when we were there to give them an idea of what he would encounter. I was quite surprised to see how few I had scrapped so set about to remedy that. Then I realised that most of the photos we took were of the Hermitage gallery anyway. Nevertheless they had to be scrapped so here is the first.