If you have been enthusiastic enough to travel to Venice to visit St Petersburg, you should travel 30km to the Russian Versailles called Peterhof.
Peterhof Palace has a huge garden and a magnificent palace building. On hot summer days, the rush is especially huge but it’s worth it. In any case it’s best to spend a whole day there. Like almost everywhere in the tourist regions of Russia, you have to pay double the admission fee as a foreigner. However, students pay less than normal adults, so students, do not forget to bring your student card! The best of Peterhof (in my opinion) are the thousand fountains and the view of the Gulf of Finland, but the golden roofs of the palace buildings are also not to be missed! Amazing!
A picture can tell innumerable stories and messages, and such is the photography of Igor Posner, whose oeuvre of St. Petersburg's streets and everyday culture can transcend larger-than-life, a feat that the wordsmiths of timeless Russian literature have mastered.
For the last 15 years, Italian photographer Andrea Taurisano's been traveling from place to place to capture what he would call "human landscapes", and for the last two years, he's been shooting with his beloved Lomo LC-A.
Inspiring girls all over the world to pursue their passion for traveling even if they travel alone, Bahrain-based blogger/photographer Rasha Yousif has been a solo traveler for around 61 countries and counting.
If the daydreamy Diana F+ isn't surreal enough for you, you might want to try out pinhole photography with its pinhole counterpart, the Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator. Tack it on a corner as this fashionable camera turns into a serious spectator.
For the wandering Lomographer, we've got some alternative locations and destinations you might want to check out for picture-perfect travelogues. If you're dreaming of being in the French movies, you'd definitely want to visit Square Louise Michel.
Have you ever wondered what people of the past used to do in places that stood the test of time? Architect and shooter Kerényi Zoltán will walk you through Budapest with his simple yet clever, time-traveling collages.
"The series speaks of guilt caused by my selfish absence from my family for the past eleven years. I chose to further pursue my career far away from them. Many times I have been asked if I will return, my answer is a simple I can't."