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Saint Petersburg

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At our next stop, we had the opportunity to visit St Petersbug, the Venice of the North... Here are a sample of the beautiful palaces and monuments to be seen...
The Spilled Blood Cathedral which marks the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
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Then comes the statue to Peter the Great presented to him by Catherine:
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followed by the famous Aurora ship, involve in three Soviet wars
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Here we are posing across from the Hermitage museum
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On other days, we ventured outside the city to visit the famous PeterHof
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and then Catherine's Palace in Pushkin:
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They know how to do palaces...By the way, all these palaces were nearly destroyed in WW II and the Russians have done an incredible job rebuilding all this.

Posted by svjorber 21:25 Archived in Russia Tagged round_the_world

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