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The Military Gallery of 1812 was created by Carlo Rossi in 1826 in commemoration of Russian Imperial Army participation in the Napoleonic Wars.
The Gallery is divided by doubled columns into three...
So today was a pretty cool day! We cashed in on the free breakfast at the hotel. No money made on us here!
Church of the Spilled Blood
Then we made our way to the Church on Spilled Blood. We only...
Moscow Triumphal Gate or “Moskovskiye Triumfalniye Vorota” was built in 1838 according to project of famous Russian architect Vasiliy Petrovich Stasov. It took place during the rule of the Emperor...
These people looked like they were enjoying being riverside early evening. From our river cruise it looked cool and 30 minutes later we were forced to go inside due to the chill. I guess summer...
Since 2006 Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Missile Troops, Combat Engineers and Signal Corps organized its own armory as the part of the Museum’s permanent exhibition.
The central part of...
This photo was taken whilst on a evening cruise along the Neva River and canals. A good method of obtaining an uninterupted view of many of the important buildings, palaces a historical points of St...
The Yusupov Palace, once owned by the very wealthy & powerful Yusupov family, is probably most well known as the setting of the death of the mysterious Grigory Rasputin on the night of December 17,...
We had the choice of 2 theatre performances, The Cossack Dancers or the Russian Ballet. I chose the Cossack Dancers to my wife's disappointment, but after seeing this wonderful performance she was...
Church of St Isaac
back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the...
The Summer Garden - a park with beautiful fountains - excellent for a stroll to get some peace and quiet after running around the streets in Saint Petersburg.
The summer garden occupies an island...
This building bears a blue and white stencilled warning which reads: ‘Citizens: during artillery bombing this side of the street is most dangerous.’ There are similar plaques around the city, like one...
We went on a full-day tour with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great), situated 180 km from Saint Petersburg. A very complete tour: we left Saint Petersburg...
Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden...
Aurora, the magnificent museum and historical symbol of Russian Navy daily visited by many tourists.
Inside the ship is a rich collection of documents, photos, art work, military artifact as well...
This is the pavilion of operating the drawing gear of Ekateringofsky draw-bridge. It was built in 1910-1917, 1950 – 1953 by the architects A. Pshenitsky, D. Akimov-Perets. The length of the bridge is...
We went on a nice half-day Pushkin -trip with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to visit The Catherine palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo.
Tsarskoye Selo is situated 25 km...
Marlinski TheatreWe were wondering how to best get to the theatre from our hotel and in the end decided to walk...buses just seemed too confusing. we headed out...
We wanted to have a bit of an overview of St Petersburg's main sites on the first day and so booked a walking tour with Urban Adventures walk about tours. It...
At the moment the international airport is very small and the distance from the landing strip to the terminal is about 15 minutes plane drive away. If you want...
The city tour Hop on Hop off exists in Saint Petersburg as well, and it is a good idea if you want to rest your feet and just want to sit and enjoy the...
If you want to spend a day walking in nice green meadows with lakes and ponds, wooden areas, sport grounds and plenty of sport activities, then it is a good...
If you want to take a boat trip in Saint Petersburg, you can just walk to Admiralteyskaya embankment, beside the Hermitage and close to the Dvortsoviy (palace)...
During my stay in Saint Petersburg this summer 2013, I found this very nice excursion company, situated on Nevsky Prospekt (the main street).They operate from...
Our coach had parked and we were walking to the Peter & Paul Cathedral when I saw the lady in the wedding gown. First Russian wedding (or part of) that I had...
Walk along the Fontanka River near to the State Hermitage and you will find a boat trip.It is a nice way to see SPb from a different perspective.. and I...
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