Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace, just south of St. Petersburg, originally built in the 18th century, destroyed by the Germans during the sieged of Leningrad, and rebuilt in time for the Tencentenary of St. Petersburg in 2003.

St. Petersburg

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Rome is Rome

Speaking of Rome. there are at least two that often comes to mind: St. Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre.  The coliseum is named after the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, which was used not only to entertain the people of Rome but also the place where many Christians were martyred.

Roman Coliseum