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Places visited in Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Richmond, Virginia

Ruins of Belle Isle

A small Richmond island dotted with the remnants of hundreds of years of history.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
Washington, D.C.

The Old Patent Model Museum

During the Industrial Revolution this “Temple of Invention” was full of intricate miniature machines and gadgets.
Washington, D.C.

Maine Avenue Fish Market

The oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Washington, D.C.

Titanic Memorial

This lonely waterfront memorial to the men of the Titanic was erected by the "Women of America."
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia’s Hidden Chemical Hearth

Hidden for 165 years inside a building designed by Thomas Jefferson are the remains of what may be America's first educational chemistry lab.
Charlottesville, Virginia

New Dominion Bookshop Rose Garden

Behind the oldest bookstore in Virginia lies a hidden slice of the English countryside.
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian Museum of Military Medicine

Rare documents, old instruments, and gruesome specimens showcase the history of military medicine.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Street Art Museum

An art museum inside an active factory.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chizhik Pyzhik

Perhaps the tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg is a little bronze finch inspired by a song.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Museum of Hygiene

This Russian museum stresses the importance of keeping clean and even holds one of Pavlov's dogs.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

F. M. Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum

An ever-growing literary collection housed in the apartment where the Russian author penned his final novel.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Freud's Dream Museum

Dark, eerie exhibits make for a surreal exploration of the subconscious.