Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) ,15 miles south of Saint Petersburg,Russia. These are the beautiful gates to the immense parade ground forecourt of the Catherine Palace. The gates are original mid-eighteenth century, having survived the ravages of the Nazi occupation.
Igumnov's House. Detail of the entrance. The house was built in 1883 – 1893 by Nikolay Igumnov, a rich Russian merchant. Architect: Nikolay Pozdeev. Nowadays, the residence of the French Ambassador to Russia is situated here. Moscow, #Russia.
Singer House (built in 1902 – 1904; architect Pavel Suzor) in St. Petersburg. It was the main office of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Russia. Nowadays "The House of Books" (book shop) is situated here. #Russia