Ждун – From sculpture to symbol

Last year, the Dutch artist Margriet van Breevoort was asked to design a sculpture for the hallway of the LUMC hospital in Leiden. For this assignment, she designed a rather monstrous, grey creature with the head of an elephant seal and its arms resting on its shapeless belly. “This creature waits and hopes, and hope… Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Metro

One of the best and most fascinating ways to explore St. Petersburg is by using the city’s beautiful and historic metro system. First opened in November, 1955, the Metro system consists of 5 different lines and currently includes 67 stations, making it the second largest metropolitan system in Russia (just after Moscow) and the 16th… Continue reading

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