Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a federal city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on
the Baltic Sea. In 1914, the name of the city was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to
Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg.

(L) Map of Saint Petersburg in 1903 (R) Saint Petersburg from space

An air view of Saint Petersburg over the Gulf of Finland: This was photographed by Dr Junhaku Miyamoto, in July 2014.

A high-rose condominium in the suburb of Saint-Petersburg, that is faced to the Gulf of Finland.

Palace Square, Saint Petersburg

Palace Square, Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg was founded by the Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. During the periods of 1713 to 1728
and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central
government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's
second-largest city after Moscow with five million inhabitants in 2012. Saint Petersburg is a major
European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It is the northernmost
city in the world to have a population of over one million.

(L) A large-scale public protest in central Saint Petersburg
(R) The Russian Revolution of 1917 began in Saint Petersburg when the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace.

(L) The lighthouse stands on Vasilievsky Island. St.Petersburg.
(R) This picture shows a building of diesel ice-breaker, 'Moscow'

A ride on the St. Petersburg subway requires an epic descent into the bowels of the earth. The long climb
down is worth it, though, because the underground stations are like art galleries, decorated with marble
columns, chandeliers, paintings, statues, and mosaics. During peak hours, the stations will be packed;
however, obvious tourists are easy prey for pickpockets.

Griboedov Canal and Church of the Savior on Blood

(L) A crise boat on the Griboedov Canal
(R) Church of the Savior on Blood: Detail of the richly decorated facade and onion domes

(L) View of Church of the Savior on Blood from Griboedov Canal (R) Mosaic interior

(L) An alter at the corner of the church (R) Mosaic of Christ Pantocrator under the central dome

Mosaics in the interior of Church of the Savior on Blood

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg. It is also variously
called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. The church was
completed in 1907.In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, the church was ransacked and looted,
badly damaging its interior.In 1970, management of the Church passed to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and
proceeds from the Cathedral were funneled back into restoring the Church.

Bridge of Four Lions over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg

The picture and show the exact place of Lion Bridge.

Bridge of Four Lions is a 28-metre-long pedestrian bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg.
Its abutments are crowned with four cast-iron sculptures of lions, which give the bridge its name.
The structure, suspended by cables emerging from the mouths of lions, was built in 1825.

Consulate-General of Japan in Saint Petersburg: That was opened in 1971.

(L) House of Books (Dom Knigi) on the busy Nevskiy Prospect
(R) A roofed passage of the Great Gostiny Dvor in St Petersburg

Street painters are drawing a portrait at area near the Winter Palace.

(L) A street portrait painter (R) A woman wearing a costume of angel at the Admiralteyskaya metro station

Admission ticket and the exterior of Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city.
It is the greatest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

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