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Church of the Savior on Blood

Griboyedov channel embankment, 2Б, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
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Bright Sun, Big City St. Petersburg  Russia

Bright Sun, Big City

Late summer is the time to explore the 42 islands that make up St. Petersburg. Daylight stretches past 11 p.m., and a burgeoning arts and nightlife scene keeps locals on their toes well into the bright nights. On July 31, the party hits the port for Navy Day, when sailors flood the streets in a massive celebration. —Nick Marmet

This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.