650 feet above Auckland, New Zealand is the Skywalk, on the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
It's pretty impressive to be up that high and walk around looking at Auckland, New Zealand.
We walked the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower. it's 192 meters (650 feet) above the ground. There are no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you!
It's a LOT of fun.
SkyWalk is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and unique tourist attractions and the most thrilling tourist adventure activity to be had in Auckland City.
We enjoyed the Skywalk and recommend it to anyone.
Nikolai Shermetev & Praskovya 'The Pearl'.
Next to the Tsar of Russia, the Sheremetev's were the wealthiest people in 18th Century Russia, owning several palaces in St. Petersberg and Moscow.
Count Nikolai Shermetev was the eldest son of Count Pytor and Countess Varvara.
Nikolai grew up with a love and talent for theater, music and art, he played the cello and was a consummate actor.
Along with his father, he built the "Fountain House" Theater by the Saint Petersberg Palace on the edges of the Fontanka River.
This is now a State Museum of Theatre & Music.
Praskoyva was a serf of the Sheremetev family, brought up as a household servant, but taught to read, speak several languages, & to sing.
She was so talented that the Sheremetev's wanted to put her on the stage and encourage her gifts.
Count Nikolai fell in love with Praskovya when he saw this remarkably gifted young woman singing & sought to make her both his mistress & artistic protege..
The noble courts of Russia dissaproved of this match between the serf and the wealthy, titled, Count Nikolai.
However, Praskovya became a huge star in Russia & was nicknamed, "The Pearl" by her public who admired her talents as an opera singer and actress.
When Nikolai's parents passed away, and after 'finding' her a legitimate noble ancestry (allowed by his childhood friend The Tsar) he married Praskovya in 1801.
Praskovya by this time was ill with consumption, and died two months after the birth of their son...
Countess Praskovya Sheremetev; Firefly Joubert
Count Nikloai Shermetev; Mikaele Skytower
Ainee Kohime, baturron Zimmer, Babette Lane, Cleopatra Carfield, Daisy Batistuta, Freesky Republic, Kailine Baxton, Lord Lisle, Lowe Runo, WilliamH Greymoon.
Russian Serfs; Babette Lane, Daisy Batistuta, Freesky Republic, Kailine Baxton, Lord Lisle.
Grateful Thanks to The Romanov Imperial Court of Russia SL for use of Antiquity & To Firefly Joubert for use of The Fountain House,
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