7 Awesome Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia When I thought about Russia, I thought of dull, concrete and communist buildings and about the past full of war and terror.  When I first arrived in St. Petersburg in 2001, I had to revise my opinion right away. What a beautiful and impressive city. It remains the most beautiful European city I have ever visited, and that includes Paris and Rome. Here is an extended tour of this most northern Metropole in the world.

7 Awesome Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia

7 Awesome Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia When I thought about Russia, I thought of dull, concrete and communist buildings and about the past full of war and terror. When I first arrived in St. Petersburg in I had to revise my opinion right

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

Bank Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia. This is the bridge between my institute and my husband's institute back when we met. #WorldBeautifulPlaces #StPetersburg

Bank Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia. This is the bridge between my institute…

The ultimate guide to St. Petersburg, Russia from a local: places, food, accomodation

The ultimate guide to St. Petersburg, Russia

The ultimate guide to St. Petersburg, Russia from a local: places, food, accomodation. Travel in Europe.

Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg

Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg

Arch of the General Staff Building in St. Petersburg, Russia built to commemorate Russia's victory over Napolean. by Massimillanogalardi - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Arch of General Staff Building commemorating the Russian victory over Napoleon Ic France in the Patriotic War of St Petersburg

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Winter Palace of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Watercolor renderings by Russian architect Ukhtomsky,

Singer Building (also known as "Home of Books") 1902-1904 by architect Paul Suzor, Saint Petersburg, Russia | by Retlaw Snellak Photography

Singer House (built in 1902 – architect Pavel Suzor) in St. It was the main office of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Russia. Nowadays "The House of Books" (book shop) is situated here.

Beautiful St. Petersburg http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/

Petersburg, Russia covered in snow (where Walton writes his first letter in the novel)

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