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St. Petersburg

Good bye St. Petersburg
 
Good bye St. Petersburg

 

Peter the Great's city.

Church in square of Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg Statue of Lenin - locals say he is hailing a taxi Betty in front of another church in St. Petersburg Through the windshield of our bus - traffic, traffic, traffic St. Petersburg is called the Venice of Russia because its canals. This is the Griboyedov Canal with the Church of the Savior to the right. Church of the Savior on Blood, commemorates the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated Close up, Church of the Savior Monument to maritime nature of St. Petersburg at foot of bridge over the River Neva Closeup of adornments on monument St. Petersburg - bronz monument to Peter the Great Monument on a square in St. Petersburg Church - can you see the people climbing the steps to the dome and around the base of the dome? Closer view of the people climbing. Even closer Street scene - colorful trolly. Trollies are widely used in St. Petersburg as well as in Moscow. (They are fairly old, slow, and clunky.) Entrance to typical apartment building Entrance to typical apartment building On right: typical, five-story apartment building from the Kruschev era - built in large numbers to cope with a housing crisis. Apartments are called flats by Russians. Entry ways to apartments are not appealing Doors are made of iron and firmly locked Street scene, St. Petersburg Tour boat on one of many canals Our canal boat passing under a bridge Canal scene One of many palaces from time of the czars - this one probably owned by one of many of the royals but not a czar. Beautiful iron work with gold gilt-work Canal scene People disembarking from our tour boat Some still think of Stalin in positive terms Window sticker: Stalin High speed hydrofoils provide transport on the River Neva New, modern apartment buildings on the out skirts of St. Petersburg - viewed from our boat as we left the city Good bye St. Petersburg
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