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Hidden Places Of Europe

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Russia

Beautiful Places, Europe 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Russia Guest Blogger / 1 February 21SHARESShareTweetGoogle+Pin ItStumbleBufferBelonging to both Europe and Asia, the world’s largest nation is synonymous with onion-domed fairly-tale esque structures, epic train journeys, vast expanses of wilderness, controversial politicians, long harsh winters and vodka fuelled nights. It has long held a fascination with many a curious traveller and for those who do visit will find a country filled with culturally powerful cities, idyllic countryside, artistic riches and plenty of welcoming people. In such a huge country its hard to know where to start, but our guest blogger Daniil Timin – a Russian native – choses 10 of his favourite beautiful places to visit…
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a city with a long and eventful history. In 1611, the town was born under the name Nyens and steadily grew in size and prestige. As regimes rose and fell around the great city, it was renamed ..

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Hidden Places Of Europe

Amber & Art Flagship Store, St. Petersburg, Russia

The first store of Russian jewellery and art retailer Amber & Art deserves the label “flagship.”
Just the location and the building itself would warrant a special status.

Amber & Art is located by the river Moika in the historical centre of St. Petersburg, Russia, in a magnificent neoclassical apartment building known as Dom Adamini.

It was designed by Swiss-born Russian architect and engineer Domenico Adamini and built during 1823-1827 for the wealthy merchant, Antonov.

This pedigree and historical weight set the tone for the design work of the massive showroom and store, entrusted to Milan-based Piuarch Srl who also have an office in the Ukraine. Piuarch has an impressive client list that includes Swarowski, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Givenchy, and projects around the world.

The impressive St. Petersburg setting lends itself perfectly to an art-gallery atmosphere with its high ceilings and gorgeous arches.
The main type of jewellery on display is amber, a great example of ..

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