The city of Irkutsk, a cold Siberian place which might be very nice or totally unfriendly. There are lots of old beautiful architecture there and at the same time new contemporary buildings and business centres. Sometimes you face richness and luxury, sometimes you face poverty and misery. There is a warm summer there and great sunny embankments, but sometimes it is rather dangerous to walk around in late evenings. There is a harsh cold winter there, but you can find fantastic snow landscapes. Irkutsk, another Russian city of contrasts.
A couple of high resolution panoramas; click to see in full size
Photos by Dmitry Chistoprudov