Saint Petersburg - Share your photos of the "Venice of the North"

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    Petersburg, Leningrad, Petrograd - however you may refer to it, post your photos here of the former capital city of Russia! Known for its "White Nights" of summer, winding canals, and the Hermitage at the Winter Palace, this city of the Tsars on the Neva River has endless photographic appeal. Take us on a tour of your visit to the Northern Capitol!

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    From inside a wing of the Winter Palace

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    Looking toward Palace Square from in front of the Hermitage Theater area
     
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    A couple teasers for the Hermitage. I spent two full days in it and could have spent a week.

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    For budget travelers like myself, I highly recommend the blini chain Teremok in Saint Petersburg, but I must confess that having lived in Russia before (most the food I cook at home is actually Russian) and feeling very exhausted one night, I just stopped here on the way back to my hotel for a Russian experience of American fast food[​IMG]:
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    Mayakovsky St
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    Butterfly that managed to get inside the Winter Palace
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    View from a Palace window toward Basil Island
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    The Stone Cape, ~20 mi North of the city -- birthplace of Russian Futurist poetry (Mayakovsky)
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    The Consulate Row (Furshtadskaya St)
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    Tavrichesky Garden
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