Today’s post is a gallery of miscellaneous photos from around St Petersburg, aside from the Winter and Peterhof Palaces, which I will post in the next two weeks. St Petersburg is one of my favourite cities and I wish I had more time to explore. Here’s hoping one day I will be able to visit again. Enjoy!
Arriving at the station felt like being in an Anna Karenina film.
Inside the St Petersburg-Glavny (Санкт-Петербург-Главный) – the oldest preserved train station in the city.
The Kazan Cathedral
St Isaac’s Cathedral (Исаа́киевский Собо́р), the largest Russian orthodox cathedral in the city. Dates back to 1858.
The western facade of St Michael’s (or Mikhailovsky) Castle (Миха́йловский за́мок), a former royal residence of Czar Paul I.
The Imperial Academy of Arts, founded in 1757
Part of the circular court in the middle of the gallery/museum/academy.
A painting of the interior of the IAoA.
Posing next to a statue of Catherine the Great, who renamed the academy to what it is today.
It looked like a bird bath to me…
The two ancient Egyptian sphinxes have been in St Petersburg since 1832 and have been at the Quay outside the Imperial Academy of Arts since 1834.
Inside the Rumyantsev Mansion (now Museum of History)
The carved oak or mahogany staircase
Details in one of the state rooms
Otto von Bismarck, as ambassador at the Prussian Embassy from 1859 to 1862, lived at No. 50 on the English Embankment.
If you know the names of some of these buildings, please feel free to comment below!