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St. Petersburg opening party

August 23rd, 2008 by Alexej · 1 Comment

Once upon the time the czar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as the «Window to Europe». On the 20th of August 2008 through just that very window with a big draft of wind came «Lovis». Mighty and unpredictable hand of the municipal authorities settled the ship not by the quay of Lieutenant Schmidt according to an earlier arrangement, where it could stand among the beauty of an old soviet submarine and of a newly-gilded Church, but on the other side of the river, on the English quay. However, it was no doubt a better, more symbolic place: from here with the gun salvo started battle cruiser «Aurora» October Revolution, here was an old German Embassy and a young russophile Bismark lived in a nice house here. The yacht with its mostly German crew started the Green August Revolution with the salvo of the champagne bottles and with music of an orchestra «Zdravstvuj Zhopa Novy God». Revolutionary party Moviemiento & Lovis-crew, clowns, some VIPs, GRE-people and their friends attacked the buffet under the thunderstorms – Nature gave it’s highest blessing! Champagne mixed with the rain water, everybody pressing to each other and everybody laughing, except the clowns – they stayed with the mute question under the rain, their makeup began to flow, their costumes were diminishing and getting wet.
It was not an End, but the Beginning of an End, the Last Station of the Festival MOVING BALTIC SEA…

Category: St. Petersburg

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  • 1 ringo stern // Sep 17, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    this was a very heart-touching moment. thanks to the thunderstorm;-)

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