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near Pertopavlovka, Санкт-Петербург (Россия)
Griboyedov is the grandest canal of St Petersburg, developed from 1739. It is flanked by St Petersburg's finest architecture and crossed by twenty plus bridges. This includes Bank bridge whose 4 gilded griffins are a symbol of the city.
(From A History of the World in 500 Walks by Sarah Baxter)