Saint Petersburg
Canals, the Neva River and street scenes
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Like a cross between Paris and Venice, Saint Petersburg's canals (like that above) are fronted by spectacular architecture full of color. The Neva River, below, forks near city center, where a fountain frames Saint Isaac's Cathedral (dome):
More canals and views along the Neva River, such as the Hermitage (left) and Isaac's Cathedral (dome):
Nevsky prospect (newly paved here) is the main avenue in the city:
A plaza, and Peter & Paul's fortress from the river:
Below, a statue of Lenin outside a Soviet-era government building: