July 13, 2010 St. Petersburg, Russia




Scruffy Russia

Originally uploaded by marymompics

The approach to St. Petersburg showed a pretty scruffy looking port area. Lots of rundown buildings with broken windows and people crouched along the canal fishing. Ah, I thought, this must be what the Soviet Union was like.

But after meeting Masha, our tour guide, and driving into St. Petersburg, we were shocked to find a really beautiful city with monumental architecture brimming with palaces and churches.

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