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Photo of the Day - #Scandinavian #Golden #Hour - #St. #Petersburg, #Russia - The best photos are always taken during the golden hours – the hour before and the hour after sunrise/sunset. One special thing about visiting northern parts of the world in the summer is the days are stretched out. We were able to grab this photo of the English Embarkment on the Neva River, in front of the Hermitage Museum. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

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Photo of the Day - #Blinded by the #Light - #Hermitage #Museum - #St. #Petersburg, #Russia - The Hermitage is different. It is more of a palace than an actual museum, although it does contain a great deal of absolutely stunning artwork. A visit to the Hermitage consists of walking around a massive palace for hours making your way from room to room in total amazement of what surrounds you. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - #Early #Morning #Shopping in #Red #Square - #Moscow, #Russia - So, why on earth did I title this “Early Morning Shopping in Red Square”? Well, the building on the far-left is the Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin or GUM (pronounced ‘goom’). It means “Main Universal Store” and is a high-end shopping mall that acts as one of the borders to Red Square. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - #Golden #Kremlin #Domes - #The #Kremlin, #Moscow, #Russia - Inside the Kremlin Walls there are 3 different Cathedrals – Cathedral of the Dormition, Cathedral of the Annunciation, and Cathedral of the Archangel Michael. Specifically what you are looking at are domes from the Cathedral of Dormition. What I really like about these domes is that they're unique and beautiful to look at. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - #Domed #Ceiling of The #Hermitage #Museum - #Saint #Petersburg, #Russia - First of all, realize this is a #ceiling. Secondly, understand that the #ceiling was designed and painted in the 18th Century. Lastly, this #ceiling is located in The #Hermitage #Museum which was the Summer Palace for #Russia’s Royalty. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - #Kremlin over the #Moscow #River - #Moscow, #Russia - What you see along the #river bank is part of The #Kremlin wall with its many towers followed by a lush green garden. Behind that you see the armory and several of the Cathedrals including Ivan the Greats Bell Tower (the tallest golden topped tower). Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - Flowerful #St. #Isaacs - #Saint_Petersburg, #Russia - Leading up to #St. #Isaac’s #Cathedral are roughly a dozen #flower beds that were at the time filled with tulips. The area in general is quite lush with large tree’s and rich green grass. The flowers were a nice touch as they offered a punch of color right in the middle of the city. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day - #Pickled Foods Galore - #Kuznechny Market - #St Petersburg, #Russia - Out of a necessity to store food during the cold Russian winters, Russians #pickle a wide variety of #foods to greatly increase their shelf life. On a visit to #Russia you will find something pickled on the table at every traditional #Russian restaurant, especially if you put in an order for vodka! Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – #Moscow_State_University Reflection – #Moscow, #Russia Our first live photo of the day from Moscow! We somehow managed to pull our second all-nighter in the last three days last night. Our new Moscow friends took us up to the top of a nearby hill to get a morning sunrise view of Moscow. The view of Moscow was great, but the real find was this absolutely HUGE university building. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative CommonsNoncommercial

Photo of the Day – #Hermitage Profile over the #Bolshaya_Neva#St_Petersburg, #Russia Today marked our second day in St. Petersburg and it was time to conquer The Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage Museum is ranked #77 on our list of the Top 100 Places in the World and is often regarded as the second best museum in the world only to The Louvre. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – Photographing #St_Basils Cathedral – #Moscow, #Russia We have been on whirlwind tour to conquer Moscow with only 36 hours total in the city over the course of 1 day and 2 nights. To do that, there was no messing around – it was straight to a few of the most hard-core photo walks Brad and I have ever done … and it was a blast! Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – #Spilled_Blood Canal – #Saint_Petersburg, #Russia After a very short, but very jam packed and exciting visit to Moscow, we arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Monday morning. Since we were both working off of 16 total hours of sleep over the past 5 days, we made the executive decision that we were going to make Monday a slower day and try to recharge. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – #Russian Market Snack – #St_Petersburg, #Russia There is one tourist activity that rarely will let you down and that is a visit to the local market. With our last few precious hours in Russia, Will and I ventured off on a mission to explore a local market in Saint Petersburg. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – The Subway State Room of Moscows #Subway#Moscow, #Russia I remember seeing some type of TV special on the Moscow subway stations a while back and was reminded of them while researching our recent trip to Moscow. Fortunately, Brad and I found just enough time to quickly try to capture 3 of Moscow’s most beautiful subway stations. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial

Photo of the Day – The #Moscow_Kremlin at Night – #Moscow, #Russia On our last night in Moscow, Will and I strapped on all of our camera gear and hit the streets in search of some great pictures that would show what Moscow looks like under the dark sky. Our adventure took us first through the Moscow Subway as Will described yesterday. Photo from #absolutevisit at www.absolutevisit... - all images Creative Commons Noncommercial