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Sankt Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (short: SPb, Russian: Санкт-Петербург) is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is informally known as Piter (Пи́тер). SPb is the northernmost city of the world with over one million people. SPb is often described as the most Westeuropean city of Russia.
From 1924 to 1991, in honor of Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, the city was called Leningrad (Ленинград).

  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    St. Petersburg City
    Such gorgeous detailing of columns, wrought-iron fences, lamp post, as well as lovely trees grace the inviting walkway. It appears that threatening cloud has finally decided to shed a few drops of rain afterall.
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Blaue Mosche
    A breathtaking arch. I'll bet someone suffered with neck pain for a while. I've always admired anyone who could spend hours working--with tiles and/or paint--who had to spend painstaking hours performing a task such as this one.
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Blaue Mosche
    A lovel shade of aqua, as well as beautiful designs of the various tiles.
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Liteiny-Brücke
    Is that you standing just below the monument? You're the only one in the group who seems to have gotten a little suntan. The other individuals look like they've been touched by the "kiss of death". I notice the gentleman in the very front seems to be walking with an open bottle of beer. I didn't realize such an action was approved. It's a dangerous one as twice while I was in Dusseldorf I almost broke my neck from someone carelessly throwing down a beer bottle. Once on a bus as I was about to exit the rear door, a beer bottle rolled under my foot and I slipped on it just as I began stepping off the bus. The second time was when I was walking down the street and one rolled under my foot before I saw it, and tripped me. Luckily, in both cases, my adorable husband caught me and kept me from falling. In the States, as well as Canada, one is not to leave the premises of the business which is selling alcoholic beverages. Not only is it another unsightly form of debris, but it's dangerous.
  • ZlayaKukla (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    St. Petersburg City
    Heute ging vorbei dem Straßencafé auf der Fläche Sennoj und hat die deutsche Rede gehört, hat sich umgewandt, anzuschauen, kann es Manfred sein... Aber... Leider
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Newski-Prospekt mit Singer-Haus
    Lovely architecture; and especially the grey building. I love the unique style of the facade; and especially the unusual glass dome on the top.
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      14 years 2 months ago
      Yes dear Sweet Caroline, Saint Petersburg is a beautiful town. I like SPb!!
      I will visit it again :-))
      • Carolynd411 (Private)
        14 years 2 months ago
        Top of the day to ya, Manfred!
        I do envy you being able to hop aboard a train and traveling to any of your favorite towns and/or cities within a few hours. Since you don't have to be stressed out by the madness on the autobahn, you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for a day of delightful sightseeing and shopping. You also have the choice of remaining overnight in the chosen city, or you're close enough to return home on a late evening train. No such service is available in the States or Canada. In the States, you can spend more than half a day trying to get a train to your destination.
        Happy weekend!
        Luv ya!
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Generalstab
    The statuary throughout St. Petersburg is so beautiful. There's no one in today's world who can hold a candle to the artists who created such magnificent works of art in a bygone era. I often wonder why the statues and monuments went from being such elegant creations to objects of three or four slabs of marble, concrete, bronze, etc., developed into something that can be anyone's guess as to what it is--or represents. I guess I don't have an appreciation for modern art. When I look at an object, I want to know what it is, and the story it reflects. When I look at this monument, I picture a dedicated artist who spent many hours a day and night, weeks, and months--working with precision on every detail--to create a masterpiece the world would appreciate and enjoy for hundreds of years to come. More often than not, he probably neglected his wife and children and dedicated his every waking moment to this project. I don't get the same feeling of today's artists of the modern world. IMHO.
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 2 months ago
    Singer-Haus

    What joy it is to see such beautiful, elegant buildings still exist in today's world. They not only have charm, but it's like visiting a museum on every street corner. No two buildings have the same design details.
    After viewing your marathon pictures the other night, I wanted to see more photos of St. Petersburg, as well as information about this beautiful city. In the process, I came across a download for EarthGoogle. I've never liked Google for anything; however, after reading what the program was about, I downloaded it. I found lots of breathtaking photographs, along with other interesting facts. Have you tried EarthGoogle yet? If you haven't, you might want to check it out. In fact, you've got such a wide variety of lovely photos on St. Petersburg and other cities, you may wish to share them on this fabulous site.
    I'm looking forward, dearest Manfred, to having you as my tour guide through this album.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    15 years 6 months ago
    Singer-Haus
    My favourite building in the city) Zinger house)
  • Samorodova (Private)
    15 years 6 months ago
    Abendspaziergang durch Petersburg
    )))))) Victory park!!! Russian national librarery. i have been lived here for 4 years)))
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    15 years 7 months ago
    Rolltreppe in der Metrostation
    excellent indeed.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    15 years 8 months ago
    GPS zeigt -73m in der Metro an!
    Metrostation "Ploschad Lenina" in St-peterburg - most deep metrostation in the World
  • Natamal (Private)
    15 years 8 months ago
    Rolltreppe in der Metrostation
    Everybody like take pictures in metro;) even if you breaking rules little bit;)
  • Natamal (Private)
    15 years 8 months ago
    Liteiny-Brücke über die Neva
    Great picture! I almost can feel this smell and hear this noise of Liteiny bridge..
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