// 06.May.2009

St. Petersburg by Alexey Petrosian

The English Russia website recently featured a terrific series of photographs taken in the city of St. Petersburg by the photographer Alexey Petrosian.

St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) is one of those cities on my list of “Places to Visit Before I Shuffle Off the Mortal Coil.” The city was the capital of Russia until 1918, when Lenin removed the capital to Moscow following the Russian Revolution of 1917.

The port city of St. Petersburg is famous for its Palace Square, the Kazan Cathedral, Peter the Great’s Palace, the Winter Palace, the battleship Aurora (famous for her role in the October Revolution) and some of the most exquisite architecture in Europe.

Check out the photos.

Last Revision: May 6th, 2009 at 21:44

3 Comments for “St. Petersburg by Alexey Petrosian”

  1. Those photos were absolutely amazing. Stunning doesn’t even begin to describe them with any degree of accuracy.

  2. It’s such a beautiful city isn’t it? I have to get over there one day.

  3. See also: Leningrad Siege: Now and Then and St. Petersburg, Now and Then