maanantai 22. elokuuta 2016

Cathedrals and Palaces

Church Service in Berliner Dom, Berlin Cathedral
The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish  and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.

From Susanne in Kiel, Germany
Distance: 1,153 km
Travel time: 12 days

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia 
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From Yana in Kursk; Russia
Distance: 1,480 km
Travel time: 14 days

Pavlovsk Palace, Italian Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Catherine the Great for her son, Grand Duke Paul, in Pavlovsk, within Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.

From Dimitri in St. Petersburg
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 9 days

St. Petersburg, Russia, Oranienbaum. The Chinese Palace, 1762-68, A. Rinaldi

There is nothing particularly Chinese about this charming building in the southern corner of the park at Oranienbaum. Built by Antonio Rinaldi between 1762 and 1768, it was the first major building project to be ordered by Catherine the Great, who planned for the building to serve as her private dacha. In fact the Empress spent only 48 days there during the 34 years of her reign. However, the building is considered one of the finest examples of rococo in Russia.

Direct swap from Nikolay in St. Petersburg

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