The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

Wow! Why can't the U.S. put this much effort in making out country beautiful! These are Moscow metro stations, a public service building, and they look fantastic!

Moscow Metro Stations

Wow! Why can't the U.S. put this much effort in making out country beautiful! These are Moscow metro stations, a public service building, and they look fantastic!

The Summer Palace of the Romanov, Saint Petersburg, Russia http://www.bestguides-spb.com/tour-hermitage.html

The Summer Palace of the Romanov, Saint Petersburg, Russia http://www.bestguides-spb.com/tour-hermitage.html

Snowy church in the town of Uglich, Russia www.facebook.com/loveswish

Snowy church in the town of Uglich, Russia www.facebook.com/loveswish

/LunasAngel/♡

/LunasAngel/♡

The Smolny Convent, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Smolny Convent, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Royal Palace and park in Petergof, St.Petersburg, Russia

Royal Palace and park in Petergof, St.Petersburg, Russia

Tsaritsyno Palace :: Moscow, Russia.

Tsaritsyno Palace :: Moscow, Russia.

Russian, Moscow metro stations You have not seen a beautiful subway until you see those in Moscow. They are full of classical art and historical sculptures and images. Seen it in 2007?

Russian, Moscow metro stations You have not seen a beautiful subway until you see those in Moscow. They are full of classical art and historical sculptures and images. Seen it in 2007?

Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia...Looking forward to visiting St Petersburg on Baltic Cruise in August.

Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia...Looking forward to visiting St Petersburg on Baltic Cruise in August.

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