St. Petersburgh, Russia
"The world is a book and those who do not travel
read only one page " - St. Augustine

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St. Petersburg is a busy seaport on the Gulf of Finland in the delta of the River Neva

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The Rostral Columns
These famous columns are antiquated gas lighthouses

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St. Petersburg is built on a series of islands

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St. Petersburg has a network of 65 rivers and canals spanned by 365 bridges

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The Hermitage or Winter Palace

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The Hermitage and River Neva

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The Peter & Paul Fortress

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The Peter & Paul Fortress was built in 1703

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Peter and Paul Cathedral

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The Cathedral is the burial place of the czars, including Peter the Great and his family

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The columns of the cathedral are actually wood and painted to look like marble

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The Church of the Spilled Blood was built by Alexander III and designed after Moscow's St. Basil

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St. Isacc's Cathedral accomodates 13,000 worshipers. - The dome is 328 ft. high and guilded with 100 kilos of gold. During WWII, the dome was covered with tar to protect it

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Smolny Convent Cathedral. The aqua facade is a typical Rostrelli design

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The Admiralty Building
Headquarters of the Russian Navy

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Train station

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The Monument of Alexander the Great

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It's considered "Good Luck" to visit the Alexander Monument on your wedding day

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Palace Square and the Alexander Column (aka Alexandrian Column)

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The Alexander Column is held in place by its own weight
It was erected after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France

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Palace Square

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The Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, often referred to as the Kirov Opera and Ballet

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Along the River Neva

The Hermatage
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The Hermitage - Winter home of the Czars"

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Tsarskoye Selo (Puskin)
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The Summer Palace of the Czars

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This ballroom can be rented for private parties

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