Walking around in Saint Petersburg 08/2011
Saint Petersburg – the second largest city in Russia with pop. around 5 mln people. It was founded on 27 May 1703 by the order of tsar Peter The Great. For a very long time since XVIII c. to 1918 Saint Petersburg was a capital of Russian state. The city was built more on European manner rather than in accordance with classical Russian traditions. And in my very humble opinion this is the most beautiful city in the whole immense Russia.
1. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral – the largest orthodox church in Saint Petersburg. It was completed on 1858. And now it’s mostly a museum with religious services occasionally happening from time to time.
2. General Staff Building in Saint Petersburg – historic building located on Palace Square.
3. Spit of Vasilyevsky Island – cape of Vasilyevsky Island in Saint Petersburg is the one of the most famous architectural ensembles of the city.
4. Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. One of the biggest art and culture museum in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great.
5. Peter and Paul Fortress is the oldest building in Saint Petersburg. The day when the construction begun is considered to be the day of city foundation.
6. Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg was completed in 1733.
7. Suvorov monument. Seems like he’s trying to cut this wire web with his sword.
8. Saint Michael’s Castle in Saint Petersburg. It’s the former royal residence of Russian emperors.
9. Church of the Savior on Blood is one of the Saint Petersburg’s main attraction. It was built between 1883 and 1907 in Russian Revival architecture style.