Thursday, July 9, 2015

St. Petersburg, Russia

You won't find a more interesting city than St. Petersburg anywhere. There are 3.5 million people in the neighborhood, and they receive a daily treat whenever they travel.

St. Petersburg is an odd mix. It has great historical items in town, and cathedrals and statues add beauty. The Soviet era didn't do much to add to that reputation. You can see some of the really bland buildings from those days around town. Then there's the present - cranes are ever-present in the city as new structures go up all the time.

The highlight, though, is probably the world-famous Hermitage. So I save a picture of the famous peacock clock for this purpose. It was acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781, and features three mechanical birds.

Here's a video, giving St. Petersburg the once-over:

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