Another Tick on the Bucket List

Hello readers! This is a short post to let you know that there will not be any activity on the blog for around two weeks. This is not because I have disappeared or have decided to give up blogging! The reason is, I will be on an action-packed adventure which will leave too little time and too …

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A Visit to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

St Petersburg's stunning Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is perhaps the most ostentatious and colourful shrine ever built for the memory of one person. Construction of this Russian orthodox-style church was ordered by Tsar Alexander III of Russia, following the assassination of his father, Tsar Alexander II in 1881. Alexander II was assassinated by an …

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