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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

RUSSIA - Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

"The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage." -http://whc.unesco.org

 Postcard 1: Church of the Resurrection (Saviour on Blood)





Postcard 2 : Peter & Paul Fortress






Postcard 3 : St. Isaac's Cathedral. Statue of Tsar Nicholaus I



Thank you so much Vera, Alexandra and Ira for sharing with me these postcards! 
You are all fortunate to be residing in a remarkable place! =)


Postcard 4 : The Catherine Park. The Cameron Gallery. 1782-1786

 

 

A very well kept park with beautiful, colorful flowers at Pushkin Town! 
 Thank you so much Natasha for sharing this postcard with me!

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