Sometimes restauration works gets in the way for the perfect poscard shot. At display is the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. This five-domed dazzler is St Petersburg’s most elaborate church, with a classic Russian Orthodox exterior and an interior decorated with some 7000 sq metres of mosaics. Officially called the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, its far more striking colloquial name references the assassination attempt on Tsar Alexander II here in 1881. Following decades of abuse and neglect during the Soviet era, painstaking restoration began in the 1970s and took 27 years to complete - St Petersburg, Russia.
The gardens of the Russian answer to Versailles is much better maintained than its French example. Time for the French to step up a few notches..– Peterhof, Russia.
The Peterhof Palace is located in Petergof about 50 km outside of Saint Petersburg. The property was build in 1709 as a summer residence. After his visit to the French court in Versailles, Peter the Great expanded the property inspiring the nickname used by tourists "The Russian Versailles" – Peterhof, Russia.
This is the place where I swim my Saturday morning one and a half kilometer. The Van Eyck swimming pool was built in 1886 by Edmond De Vigne and is the oldest indoor swimming pool in Belgium. The Art Deco ceiling and pillars are simply stunning - Ghent, Belgium
Trans-migrants at the shoreline of the North Sea in Heist. Belgium has been struggling with finding a solution for transmigration. Since the closure of the so-called “jungle” at Calais, the problem has largely moved to Zeebrugge, where trans-migrants secrete themselves aboard lorries making the crossing to the United Kingdom – Knokke-Heist, Belgium.
The wind is whipping and dark clouds form overhead as the hiking trail suddenly opens to reveal a stunning vista of rugged granite spires soaring high over the Patagonian steppe. These are the Torres del Paine, the proud centerpiece of Chile’s famous national park. Trekking through this Unesco Biosphere Reserve isn’t for the faint of heart – guides say the park sees all four seasons in a single day - Torres del Paine, Chile
San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one in North America. This neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in the city and it’s easy to spend the best part of a day here. We were told that more people visit Chinatown than the Golden Gate Bridge! - San Francisco, CA
San Diego calls itself ‘America’s Finest City’. It feels like a collection of villages each with its own personality, but it’s the nation’s eighth-largest city and I’m hard-pressed to think of a more laid-back place. At display is the skyline as seen from Coronado on a cloudy evening – San Diego, CA
Beautiful, defiant and intense, Argentina seduces with its street-side tango, incredible foods, gaucho culture and welcoming people. Explore the mighty Iguazu Falls, take in the colors of Buenos Aires. Then head into nature to explore Peninsula Valdes, Torres del Paine National Park and the humbling Perito Moreno Glacier. Reaching the end of the world at Ushuaia is just the tip of the iceberg of an incredible country. Argentina is one formidable cocktail of wanderlust!
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