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St. Petersburg Yuri Samozvanov

St. Petersburg by Yuri Samozvanov

UNique - 7/10

The second capital of Russia could not be more different from the official one. The commercial gloss and modernity of Moscow gives way to the historic tarnish and culture of Saint Petersburg. This is not to say that the city is not impressive or beautiful, quite the opposite, as the lack of a gleam allows for a certain charm and cosiness which money can't always provide. Despite having been designed as the imperial city with its many palaces, squares and avenues, Saint Petersburg is replete with a variety of lesser-known communal places, hidden in the courtyards, narrow alleyways and behind the deceptive storefronts.

ESsential - 8/10

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Tauric Chersonese Yuri Samozvanov

Tauric Chersonese by Yuri Samozvanov

UNique - 5/10

Just outside of Sevastopol, Crimea, the ruins of the nearly 2500-year-old town of Chersonesos remind us of the wide-reaching influence of the ancient Greek civilization. Founded in the 5th century BCE, it has traded hands from the Greeks to the Romans to the Byzantine Empire. The influences of each civilization can be found in the architecture that is remaining to be visible for the present-day visitors. The site's highlight is the so-called 1935 Basilica (named after the year it was discovered), which, with its collapsed columns and doorways provide a picturesque landscape.

ESsential - 3/10

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Kremlin and Red Square Yuri Samozvanov

Kremlin and Red Square by Yuriy Samozvanov

UNique - 9/10

Having arrived in Moscow in the evening, we decided to take a stroll through the city along the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. During the walk, we were made to feel tiny and insignificant as we walked past the colossal monoliths of the Stalinist skyscrapers. But the feeling of insignificance was replaced with awe as we approached the lit-up walls of Kremlin. The combination of the expansive space of the Red Square and the playfully colourful cupolas of Saint Basil's Cathedral was absolutely mesmerizing. Of course, we came back the following morning, and saw the square in its entire glory, however, that first impression of the complex was simply unforgettable.

ESsential - 9/10

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  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  3. Saltaire
  4. Vienna
  5. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  6. Kew Gardens
  7. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  8. Novodevichy Convent
  9. Champaner-Pavagadh
  10. Kernavë Archeological Site
  11. Liverpool
  12. Etruscan Necropolises
  13. Centennial Hall
  14. Yaroslavl
  15. Le Havre
  16. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  17. West Norwegian Fjords
  18. Central Highlands
  19. Kathmandu Valley
  20. Genoa
  21. Rideau Canal
  22. Stoclet House
  23. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  24. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  25. Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
  26. Jantar Mantar
  27. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  28. Selimiye Mosque
  29. Tauric Chersonese
  30. Stevns Klint
  31. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  32. Christiansfeld
  33. Par force hunting landscape
  34. Forth Bridge
  35. Sviyazhsk
  36. Speyer Cathedral
  37. Florence
  38. Anuradhapura
  39. Polonnaruva
  40. Sigiriya
  41. Nancy
  42. Red Fort
  43. Humayun's Tomb
  44. Qutb Minar
  45. Churches and Convents of Goa
  46. Pattadakal
  47. Hampi
  48. Ajanta Caves
  49. Ellora Caves
  50. Elephanta Caves
  51. Sun Temple, Konarak
  52. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  53. Mahabalipuram
  54. Agra Fort
  55. Taj Mahal
  56. Fatehpur Sikri
  57. Lübeck
  58. Chitwan National Park
  59. Vatican City
  60. Cracow
  61. Warsaw
  62. Statue of Liberty
  63. Auschwitz Birkenau
  64. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  65. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
  66. Istanbul
  67. Giant's Causeway
  68. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  69. Stonehenge
  70. Gwynedd Castles
  71. Venice and its Lagoon
  72. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  73. Budapest
  74. Sinharaja Forest
  75. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  76. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  77. Westminster
  78. City of Bath
  79. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  80. Kandy
  81. Old Town of Galle
  82. Tower of London
  83. Strasbourg
  84. Canterbury
  85. Sanchi
  86. Kiev
  87. Potsdam
  88. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  89. Quedlinburg
  90. St. Petersburg
  91. Vilnius
  92. Kremlin and Red Square
  93. San Gimignano
  94. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  95. Zamosc
  96. Sukhothai
  97. Ayutthaya
  98. Sammallahdenmäki
  99. Old Rauma
  100. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  101. Bryggen
  102. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  103. Reims
  104. Novgorod
  105. Prague
  106. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  107. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  108. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  109. Brú na Bóinne
  110. Lumbini
  111. Ancient Kyoto
  112. Roskilde Cathedral
  113. Kronborg Castle
  114. Jelling
  115. Siena
  116. Naples
  117. Edinburgh
  118. Bauhaus Sites
  119. Crespi d'Adda
  120. Sceilg Mhichíl
  121. Luther Memorials
  122. Salzburg
  123. Schönbrunn
  124. Maritime Greenwich
  125. Mont-Saint-Michel
  126. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  127. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  128. Pompei
  129. Versailles
  130. Torun
  131. Classical Weimar
  132. Malbork Castle
  133. Riga
  134. Flemish Béguinages
  135. Grand Place, Brussels
  136. L'viv
  137. Ancient Nara
  138. Tarraco
  139. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  140. Rome
  141. Rani-ki-Vav
  142. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  143. Belfries
  144. Mountain Railways of India
  145. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  146. Dubrovnik
  147. Split
  148. Zollverein
  149. Kazan Kremlin
  150. Bolgar
  151. Ferapontov Monastery
  152. Brugge
  153. Great Himalayan National Park