Wednesday, March 16, 2005

more St.Petersburg breakfasts

Another breakfast picture from St.Petersburg.

[March 3rd] This time it is an apple-filled pastry with a milkshake. The milkshakes differ from American ones in that there seem much heavier on milk and very light on the ice cream. In fact, I suspect there is no ice cream involved in it at all. Thus, it is mostly a frothy sweetened milk beverage, rather than a strong on the sugar and taste milkshake from an American diner.

The place itself is somewhat different from the one I had breakfast in a few days earlier. This is a much less westernized place, in a half-basement of an old building on Nevsky prospect. I forget what it was called, but I was trying to fortify myself prior to hailing a cab to go over to the office and did not much care for the name. The air was somewhat dusty, enough so that light literally seemed to stream in through the arched windows. This is not quite what it looked like:

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