Monday, September 5
THE TALE OF TWO CITIES
Moscow & St Petersburg
by Kenneth Park
The Russian capital, Moscow, is the historic seat of power with its impressive and world-famous landmarks like St Basil's, the Kremlin and Red Square, and Saint Petersburg founded by Peter the Great as an artfully planned statement city of style and sophistication. Peter the Great was a new vision for a new Russia, and he determined that his new city, St Petersburg, would be unlike any other in his vast realm. His answer was a city filled with Venetian-like canals, baroque palaces, and elegant townhouses. Today, the city revels in an extraordinary legacy of art and architecture further enhanced during the reign of Catherine the Great.
Kenneth Park leads a busy life working as a lecturer, philanthropist, tourism consultant, and guide. Kenneth was previously the Curator of Collections and Philanthropy Associate, Wesley College Melbourne, and currently manages the archives and extensive Australian art collection. He has combined this passion with his love of travel. His international experience is underpinned by many years of tertiary study in a wide range of subject areas including political science, architecture, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history, and international relations.
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Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes the first pick. The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.