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St. Petersburg, Russia 2011

Although just 300 years old, St. Petersburg has a rich and exciting history, full of dramatic events and major historical figures. Founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter the Great as his "window on the West", St. Petersburg enjoys a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe.

DAY 1: The Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and The Church of Our Saviour Built Over Spilled Blood

Sharing with you folks, a few highlights from the 2 days we toured, awed by the splendor of St. Petersburg!
St. Petersburg, Russia: The Church of Our Savior
St. Petersburg, Russia: The Church of Our Savior
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
Entering the Hermitage
Entering the Hermitage
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral influenced the design of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
St. Isaac's Cathedral influenced the design of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
A statue of Russian Csar, Nicolas I
A statue of Russian Csar, Nicolas I
St. Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor with 200 pounds of gold on its dome
St. Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor with 200 pounds of gold on its dome
Statue of Russian Csar, Nicolas I
Statue of Russian Csar, Nicolas I
Inside St. Isaac's Cathedral
Inside St. Isaac's Cathedral
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
Hermitage entrance
Hermitage entrance
Inside the Hermitage with 3 million pieces of artwork
Inside the Hermitage with 3 million pieces of artwork
The Church of Our Savior Built Over Spilled Blood
The Church of Our Savior Built Over Spilled Blood
St. Peter and Paul Fortress
St. Peter and Paul Fortress