THE OFFICIAL STATE HERMITAGE HOTEL, ST. PETERSBURG

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There’s no denying that the State Hermitage Hotel is beautiful. It’s been designed in a style reminiscent of the opulence of days gone by, the likes of which you can see across the city in the grand palaces you will surely visit. Continue reading “THE OFFICIAL STATE HERMITAGE HOTEL, ST. PETERSBURG”

ALTRINCHAM MARKET, MANCHESTER

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Not that long ago, someone had a very good idea and pretty much struck gold given the cash cow the newly renovated Altrincham market has become. That sounds cynical but believe me, I’m all in favour. Its shabby predecessor really was in need of an overhaul and the result is an injection of life into a fading town centre.

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