As I said in my former post St Petersburg is full of palaces, cathedrals and bridges. At least in my eyes. And all so beautiful.
Today I start with my favorite beautiful church “The Church on the spilled blood”, or “Church of the Resurrection.
I Have this photo from my book St Petersburg and its environs as my camera didn’t work well at that moment.”
Photo’s of the central nave and pieces of the interior. The gentleman was Alexander II.
also from the book.
The artwork is unbelievable. All the colors on the photo’s are real.
Monument to Peter the Great on Decembrists Square.
The Winter Palace, home of the Russian Emperors from 1763 to 1917. Main façade.
The winter palace is one of five buildings that make up the architectural ensemble of the State Hermitage Museum.
See photo down here from my book again.
In the background Palace Square and the general staff building
Each of St Petersburg bridges (and there are many) has its own distinctive structure and appearance. They are humpbacked and elegant, large and small, subtle and imposing.Their decorative wrought iron railings and lamps coupled with the granite embankments give the face of the city a charming look.
We were allowed to shop in one souvenir shop and look what I saw in that window. All these different sized Matroesjka’s. In the end they al go together in that big one.
That’s it for today.
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