"I was also stunned to learn that Wellington is home to a genuine Russian Imperial Palace, something I've tragically missed on my many visits to that city."Heh. I was watching 'The Day After Tomorrow' the other day, and the first scene is set in Delhi - a major international summit is being held in a palace that looks as if the Rashtrapati Bhawan had mated with the Taj Mahal or something.
Eww! Given the purpose of the Taj, that would be architectural necrophilia, hai na? :)