St. Petersburg 2015

From Kazan to St. Petersburg at 4 a.m.

From Kazan to St. Petersburg at 4 a.m. (Taken with an iPhone)

 

My beautiful temporary henna tattoo from Kazan. Taken on our first day in St. Petersburg.

My temporary henna tattoo from Kazan. Taken on our first day in St. Petersburg.

 

Peterhof Palace, built by Peter the Great on the outskirts of St. Petersburg.

Peterhof Palace, built by Peter the Great on the outskirts of St. Petersburg.

 

Peterhof Palace is famous for being the "Russian Versailles."

Peterhof Palace is famous for being the “Russian Versailles.”

 

The Peterhof Palace Gardens are filled with hundreds of fountains.

The Peterhof Palace Gardens are filled with hundreds of fountains.

 

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Ziferblat Cafe on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's main street. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are free, you simply pay 2 rubles per minute and stay as long as you want!

Ziferblat Cafe on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg’s main street. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are free, you simply pay 2 rubles per minute and stay as long as you want!

 

Ziferblat Cafe.

Ziferblat Cafe.

 

Help yourself to anything!

Help yourself to anything!

 

Take a clock to keep track of your time!

Take a clock to keep track of your time!

 

The Peter and Paul Cathedral, in the Peter and Paul Fortress.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral, in the Peter and Paul Fortress.

 

The Peter and Paul Cathedral.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral.

 

Catherine the Great's tomb. (at the bottom, left side)

Catherine the Great’s tomb. (at the bottom, left side)

 

A cell in the former political prison in the Peter and Paul Fortress. Lenin and Trotsky, along with many other revolutionaries spent time here.

A cell in the former political prison in the Peter and Paul Fortress. Lenin and Trotsky, along with many other revolutionaries spent time here.

 

The Hermitage Museum. It is rumored that it would take someone 365 days to visit every hall.

The Hermitage Museum. It is rumored that it would take someone 365 days to visit every hall.

 

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. (Taken with an iPhone)

 

(Taken with an iPhone)

(Taken with an iPhone)

 

(Taken with an iPhone)

(Taken with an iPhone)

 

Palace Square.

Palace Square.

 

Details on St. Isaac's Cathedral. It is the largest orthodox basilica.

Details on St. Isaac’s Cathedral. It is the largest orthodox basilica.

 

Inside St. Isaac's.

Inside St. Isaac’s.

 

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Looking up in St. Isaac’s.

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