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This is the famous golden spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral of St. Petersburg. It marks the highest point of the city, and it is a bit to St Petersburg what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or Big Ben to London. The spire is not really of gold, but only wood painted gold. The cathedral is on the island in the river Neva where Peter the Great first built an army camp and decided to build a city in 1703. The building in the front is part of the barracks that make up the Peter and Paul fortress that take up the entire island in the heart of the city.
I rotated,cropped, resized and enhanced and sharpened slightly with PSP.

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