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  St isaac cathedral  

St Isaac Cathedral - Full view - note the Angels with gas torch on the upper corners. These were created by Ivan Vitali, The cathedral was built between 1818 and 1858 by architect Auguste de Montferrand. It rests on thousands of wooden poles sunk into the swamp to support the 300,000 ton building. The interior is covered with fine art. The red granite columns in the porticos each weigh 125 tons. They came from Finland by special ship.


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