Looking around the web in preparation for our up and coming cruise to the Baltic states, I found this picture. At first glance it looks like any nice Russian glass pillared, chandelier decked palace. That is, until you realise that the blue things at either side of the picture are in fact underground trains! This is the Avtovo Metro station in St. Petersburg. Not the tiniest piece of paper or cigarette butt in sight. They might have a history peppered with scandle, famine, bread lines and the cold war, but boy do they have designer stations or what?