Sunday, 10 January 2010

Cities of the world: St Petersburg in 20 pictures

The Winter Palace

The Church on Spilt Blood, built on the spot where Aleksandr II was assassinated

A sphinx, aged 3,300

Soviet architecture

Where there is a Winter Palace, there is also a Summer Palace

The Smolny Cathedral, Rastrelli’s baroque masterpiece

Perfect proportions – Architect Rossi Street

The river Neva

Art nouveau at the Vitebsky Station

Decembrist Square seen from St Isaac’s Cathedral

By the river Fontanka

The golden spire of Saints Pyotr and Pavel’s Cathedral

Mikhailovsky Palace (Russian Museum)

The Kazan Cathedral

The Singer building on Nevsky Prospekt

Yelagin Palace

The former Stock Exchange and the Rostral Columns at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island

Tauride Palace, presented by Ekaterina II to Potyomkin

St Isaac’s Cathedral

The Palace Square with the Alexander Column and the General Staff Building

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