31 March 2010

St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Church on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg
St Petersburg: What's good? Magnificent buildings on a truly epic scale, frozen canals, more premium BMW models than I've seen in any city in the world so far, great pastry cafes, Church on Spilled Blood, blinis with red caviar. What's not so good? Public drinking...everywhere in the centre, empty booze bottles resting on the ice, fast and voluminous traffic everywhere, incredibly small and dull airport.

The Hermitage, St Petersburg

The Alexander Column & General Staff Building in Palace Square, St Petersburg

Neva River, St Petersburg

The magnificent Church on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

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