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Breathtaking sights in St. Petersburg Russia

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Entering St. Petersburg via a chartered coach from our cruise ship was one of the grimmer entrances I’ve made into a city. On our way to our final destination, we passed several buildings that looked like the lightest tap would crumble them into dust. Overgrown “golf” courses (I’m not sure how someone could ever play on one) sprang up on the way out of town as we passed old Soviet-era gray brick building after gray brick building. And yet, the storied domes and cathedrals of St. Petersburg popped up here and there, and way outside the city center, culminated in the utterly breathtaking spectacle of the Peterhof Palace.

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