Approximately in the middle of the long Nevsky Prospekt you can see Kazansky Cathedral. It was built in 1801-1811 by Voronikhin architect, the serf of Stroganov, one of the richest people of their times. In order of Pavel I, the Emperor, the cathedral is similar to St.Peter in Rome. In 1812 the cathedral became a monument to victory in 1812 (inside you can find the grave of Kutuzov, the famous Commander of Russian Army). The interesting fact is we see colonnade in one side of the cathedral. In project there was the same in opposite side of the building but in 1811 money for works was come to the end.
Saint Petersburg Tip
The church of the Savior on the spilled blood. It was built right on the place where the russian emperror Alexander II was killed by the terrorists. The only building in the Perersburg in russian style. As You know, the first russian emperror Peter the Great didn't like Moscow, that's why he wanted to build Saint Petersburg like a real European city. This church was built at the end of XIX century.
Admiralty park with swing set
it was a big swing set in the park between St.Isaac Cathedral and the Peter's I
monument, by the embankment and Admiralty.
It is very good to play in the Summer garden too. It is 30 min walk with child from your place by the Hermitage along the Millionnaya street, Mars field and Summer garden entrance from the embankment side.
Enjoy your walks!
Jelisiejev Shop-what can be...
Jelisiejev Shop-what can be interesting in place like that? Probably nothing unless you are hungry or thirsty. But this shop is special when we are talking about the outfit of the inside. This is again something for the Art Noveau lovers, impressing. Inside there are mirrors, vitrages, crystal lamps and many more and of course exclusive product.
The shop is on Nevsky Prospekt, so it is easy to get there
New Holland (Part II)
The new island offered a perfect storage place for flammable materials, such as wood, which would later be transported to the shipyards. Prior to this, timber was kept at the Admiralty, where it was treated in Dutch methods ~ the explanation for the “naming” of the new island as New Holland. Over time, the island's original wood buildings were replaced with brick ones of varying heights, which allowed the lumber to stand on end, thus drying out faster.