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Sam’s Ses Challenge #19: Inside

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg’s Hermitage is today one of the most famous art museums is the World. In terms of renown, it’s arguably second only to the Louvre in Paris. The core of the art collections – including over 2,500 paintings, 10,000 … Continue reading

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Church on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Resurrection Church of Our Saviour is one of the most ornate and beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the whole of Russia. On a sunny day its decorative exterior, rich in gold and enamels, captures the sunshine and … Continue reading

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Baltic Adventures (Part II)

… Last time: Helsinki, Warnemünde, Szczecin and Tallinn. For me, the highlight of our Baltic trip this past June (apart from visiting our friends in Sweden, of course) was without doubt the two days we spent in St Petersburg. Having … Continue reading

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