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Photos marked as were added from 16 December 2017.


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Romania
Transylvania
Bran Castle
 Top of a staircase on one of the balconies at Bran Castle.
Romania
Transylvania
Bran Castle
 Tourists exploring Bran Castle (also known as Dracula's castle).
Romania
Transylvania
Bran Castle
 Traditional house at the Bran Folk Village.
Romania
Transylvania
Rasnov
 Rasnov Castle overlooks the village of the same name.
Romania
Transylvania
Rasnov
 The 13th century Rasnov Castle sits atop a forested hill.
Romania
Transylvania
Rasnov
 The outer walls of Rasnov Castle.
Romania
Transylvania
Prejmer
 The village of Prejmer contains one of the many fortified Saxon churches in Transylvania.
Romania
Transylvania
Prejmer
 Entrance to the fortified church in Prejmer.
Romania
Transylvania
Prejmer
 The 4.5m thick walls around the Saxon church at Prejmer are 15th century additions to defend against Ottoman attack.
Romania
Transylvania
Prejmer
 The courtyard of the fortified church at Prejmer where villagers would congregate during attacks.
Romania
Transylvania
Prejmer
 The fortified church complex at Prejmer. Villages stored food inside for times of enemy attack.
Romania
Transylvania
Sighisoara
 The 64m high clock tower is the gateway to the citadel in Sighisoara. It dates from 1280.
Romania
Transylvania
Sighisoara
 Wooden figure chiming the hour on the clock tower at the citadel in Sighisoara.
Romania
Transylvania
Sighisoara
 Statue of Vlad Tepes, a prince who was known as the Impailer, for his favoured method of execution.
He inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Romania
Transylvania
Sighisoara
 The house where Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, was born in 1431.
Romania
Transylvania
Sighisoara
 Carved steles in Sighisoara.
Romania
Deva
 The 270m high 13th century citadel at Deva.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 The Cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate a victory against the Tartars.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 The colourful domes are the most distinctive part of the cathedral.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 Zig zag dome.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 The interior of the cathedral.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 Painted archway.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
St Basil's Cathedral
 The main altar.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
State History Museum
 The painted ceiling.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
State History Museum
 12th century royal shrine.
Russia
Moscow
Red Square
State History Museum
 Carved panel from royal shrine.
Russia
Moscow
Monastery of the Sign
 The monastery accommodation buildings.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The Kremlin was the capital of the USSR and is now the centre of power of Russia.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The Arsenal is ringed by 800 cannons captured from Napoleon.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The 17th century Poteshny Palace was home to Stalin.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The former Supreme Soviet building dates from the 1930s.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The Tsar cannon was cast in 1586 but never used.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The Patriach's Palace is combined with the silver domed Church of the Twelve Apostles.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 A collection of golden domes.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
Tsar Bell
 The Tsar Bell is the world's largest at 202 tonnes.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
Tsar Bell
 The broken piece of the bell is as big as a person.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The dome on one of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The Great Kremlin Palace.
Russia
Moscow
Kremlin
 The walls of the Kremlin are 2.25km long and contain 19 towers.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
 Novodevichy Monastery contains several buildings set in a garden.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
Smolensk Cathedral
 The domes of the Smolensk Cathedral, the oldest building in the complex dating from 1524.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
Smolensk Cathedral
 A wall of icons.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
 The Bell Tower dates from 1690 and is 72m high.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
 The Guard House by the Naprudnaya Tower.
Russia
Moscow
Novodevichy Monastery
 The walls of the monastery.
Russia
Moscow
Moscow Metro
 Carving of Soviet workers at Krasnopresnskaya station.
Russia
St Petersburg
 Log cabin built by Peter The Great in 1703 from which he over-saw the building of St Petersburg.
Russia
St Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress
 The Peter and Paul Fortress was built in 1703 and is the oldest major building in St Petersburg.
Russia
St Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress
 The gold dome of the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
It houses the remains of the last tzar, Nicholas II, and his family.
Russia
St Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress
 The Peter and Paul Cathedral within the fortress. The spire (123m) is the tallest in the city.
Russia
St Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress
 The baroque interior of the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Russia
St Petersburg
Church of the Spilled Blood
 The multi-domed Church of the Spilled Blood sits next to one of St Petersburg's numerous canals.
Russia
St Petersburg
Church of the Spilled Blood
 Detail from the church which dates from 1881.
Russia
St Petersburg
Church of the Spilled Blood
 Part of the 7000 square metres of mosaics inside the church.
Russia
St Petersburg
Church of the Spilled Blood
 Close up of a mosaic.
Russia
St Petersburg
 Pushkin's House where the poet died in 1837.
Russia
St Petersburg
 The tomb of composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski.
Russia
St Petersburg
 St Michael's Castle was built by Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 The 1825 Mikhailovsky Palace is the home of the Russian Museum.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "A Beggerman's Easter" by Valery Yakoby.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "Home Under Trees" by Boris Grigoriev.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "The Death of Nero" by Vasily Smirnov.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Portrait of Nataly Sokurova, a princess, by Sergi Zarianko.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Portrait of Tzar Nicholas II by Iliya Repin.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "Night Watch" by Aekip Kuindzi.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "Holy People" by Vladimir Kuznetsoi.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 "Ships and Evening Sun" by Konstantin Bogaevsky.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Portrait of Princess Olga Orlova by Valentin Serov.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Wooden toys.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Basket made of carved birch.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Painted clay toys of mother and child.
Russia
St Petersburg
Russian Museum
 Carved bone casket.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The green and gold Winter Palace dominates Palace Square in St Petersburg. It was home of the tzars between 1762 and 1917.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Wrought iron gate at the Winer Palace. It is now the site of the Hermitage Museum.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The Jordan Staircase was designed by Bartolomo Rastrelli and is made of marble.
It leads to the Royal State Rooms.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The top of the Jordan Staircase is supported by granite columns.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The Malachite Hall is one of the State Rooms in the Winter Palace in St Petersburg.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Painting of poetry with a malachite lamp in the Malachite Hall.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 A small dining room where the 1917 government was arrested by the Bolshevics in 1917.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The bedroom of Maria Alexandrovna is decorated with red material made by Cartier in Paris.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Guilded wall and ceiling of the Golden Drawing Room in the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Bureau in the White Hall in the Winter Palace. It was built for the wedding of Alexander II.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Inlaid wooden floor in the State Rooms at the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Portrait of two actresses by Jean Baptiste Santerre over a bureau in one of the hundreds of State Rooms in the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The large Alexander Hall, part of the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The Alexander Hall has tall ceilings decorated with blue and white friezes.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Detail of "Battle at Viazna" by Peter Hess in a coridor of the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The Armoral Hall with its guilded columns.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The throne of Peter the Great in the hall named after him which is part of the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 General Delyanov who fought against Napoleon in the 1812 Gallery.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 St George's Hall is the throne room of the Winter Palace.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 The Pavillion Hall contains 28 chandaliers.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Les Chaumierees" by Vincent Van Gogh.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Lady in Blue" by Paul Cezzane.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Lady in a Garden" by Claude Monet.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Young Woman with a Fan" by August Renoir in the Impressionist Room.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Vase with two Handles" by Henri Matisse.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 "Two Sisters" by Pablo Picasso.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Ivory carving of men fighting animals from the Byzantine Room.
Russia
St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum
 Relief of the god, Anubis, in the Egypt Room.

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