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FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2019

Catherine Palace, Pushkin

Located in 30km south of St. Petersburg in the village of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great, decided to build a small summer home as a rural retreat. Over the next 200 years Russian Tsars and their families would use the palace as a summer home, each adding something to eventually build one of the finest palaces in Europe. History In 1717, Catherine I hired a German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to design a palace to escape the city of St. Petersburg, the newly formed capital of […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2019

The Øresund Connection

Øresund Bridge Is a combined road and rail bridge which crosses the Øresund strait and running for almost 8km (5mi) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and, along with the Drogden Tunnel, connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen with Sweden’s third largest city Malmö. It was the last piece in a connection that linked the Scandinavian Peninsula with continental Europe. The bridge also carries a data cable that carries […]

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