St Petersburg, Russia- one of the top places on my wish list http://unexpectedwanderlust.com/2014/11/19/the-top-places-on-my-wish-list/

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Closer look from Nikolay Bugrov's house. (Merchant in 1880's Nizhny Novgorod) http://englishrussia.com/2015/04/21/the-house-of-a-russian-merchant/2/

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Igumnov House (a detail) is a historic house of ancient Rus style and is the residence of the French Ambassador to Russia.It was built in 1883-1893 by Nikolay Pozdeyev and cost the architect his life. In 1880 Nikolay Igumnov hired Nikolay Pozdeyev to rebuild his mansion into a larger residence but constantly put changes into the work of architect. The house became a target of art critics so Igumnov refused to pay overcosts to Pozdeyev; ruined architect committed suicide in October 1893.

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Russian architecture is so elegant with the spheres on the top of the building and the amazing colors!!

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