How many times can you come across great V words? And why not use them? So, this post has 'Vs' to spare.
First up is Vitoslavlitsy in Novgorod, Russia. This was such a charming outdoor museum of traditional wooden architecture, I have to share it with you. The buildings were moved to the site and are part of the UNESCO sites in Novgorod. Please pardon the rain drops on the pictures. More pictures here.
Vasilyevskiy Island, (UNESCO), where we find the Rostral Columns. There are two on the island.
Also on the island are two Egyptian Sphinxes, roughly 3,500 years old, which once stood in front of the tomb of Amenhotep III and now stand in front of the Academy of Arts Building, seen below.
Also present are the Academy of Sciences Building
The garden pavilion of the Mikhailovskiy Castle:
Peter the Great's Summer Palace:
Cruising down the Fontanka River below: