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12/12/2013 06:51 am ET

St. Petersburg, Russia Is A Winter Instagram Wonderland

Some places just look prettier on Instagram than in regular photos.

We'll have to hand it to St. Petersburg, Russia-- the city is already pretty charming, but those vintage filters make the European-style streets and broad, open city squares all the more exquisite.

For example, here's the Palace Square, a gathering place near the Winter Palace of the Russian tsars. It's utterly #beautiful through an iPhone lens.

And behold, the State Hermitage Museum, home to Picassos and lots of gold paneling.

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Finally we give you Catherine Palace, the summer home of former tsars, in all its filtered glory.

We hope to Instagram you for ourselves soon, wintry St. Petersburg!

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