St Petersburg in photos

I had a fascination with 'Atlases' which are the masculine figures shown to hold up buildings.
I had a fascination with ‘Atlases’ which are the masculine figures shown to hold up buildings.
Ornate bridge's street light columns, which contrast others
Ornate bridge’s street light columns, which contrast others
Decorative features of a bridge built in another era
Decorative features of a bridge built in another era
The actual barricades seemed sorta flimsy for the heavy duty chains?
The actual barricades seemed sorta flimsy for the heavy duty chains?
Kayakers in the Neva.  I love to kayak, but the Neva looked very brown and dirty.
Kayakers in the Neva. I love to kayak, but the Neva looked very brown and dirty.
A blue mosque we saw in the distance and walked towards
A blue mosque we saw in the distance and walked towards
Rabbit island, where many royals were buried in St Petersburg.
Rabbit island, where many royals were buried in St Petersburg.
"Now, I'll be standing for a few hundred years; definitely need my mirror and my snake"
“Now, I’ll be standing for a few hundred years; definitely need my mirror and my snake”
Two headed eagle, a sign of Russia
Two headed eagle, a sign of Russia
The older style double grazing.  Overall, doubel glazing is uncommon in Sydney.
The older style double grazing. Overall, doubel glazing is uncommon in Sydney.

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There were two of these on a landmass 'peak' in the Neva River
There were two of these on a landmass ‘peak’ in the Neva River

5 Replies to “St Petersburg in photos”

  1. Wow! I absolutely love all the architecture and the ornate features on buildings. You must have loved exploring and soaking it all in!

    The pic with the rabbit is soooo cute!

    Again, the builder in me is intrigued by those windows. I’ve been sitting here trying to puzzle out whether they would actually work very effectively as double-glazed windows, given the large air-pocket in between (and height.)

    Love the two guys busy holding up the balcony in the first picture! But even more, I love how the people going past don’t even muster a glance. It must be fantastic to live in such a city and be able to take all those features for granted!

    1. I know – people get complacent about their city’s architecture. I still marvel at Town Hall or the Queen Victoria Building! It was lovely to see – and meant I took a lot of photos in Russia (I’d suggest more in Russia than elsewhere, but we were also there fore 8 nights, rather than 4 in other places).

      I figure the windows must have worked, with the larger air gap. And often the windosills (internally) were quite deep, and then you had a curtain, so that’d be another air gap/layer of insulation.

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