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i have wanted to travel to st. petersburg for as long as i can remember.

"Sunset & Russia" ~ Church of Our Savior on The Spilled Blood ~ St. Petersburg, Russia • by Luís Henrique Boucaul via Flickr

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia (by tango- on Flickr)

Twenty Columned Hall, Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

One of my basecamps.... The architecture is breathtaking. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

The amazing Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, built in late 19th century in a medieval Russian style.

Singer building - St Petersburg, Russia. Built in the late 19th Century by the American Singer Sewing Machine Company, this building was put to official use by the Soviet Government after the Revolution. Fortunately the building has survived almost totally intact as it is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau commercial architecture.

The Chesme Church, Russia. It was built by the Russian court architect Yury Felten in 1780 at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. The church was the earliest Neo-Gothic construction in the St Petersburg area. Considered by some to be St Petersburg's single most impressive church, it is a rare example of very early Gothic Revival influence in Russian church architecture.

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood,St Petersburg, Russia