Saturday, August 1, 2015

Characteristic Architecture in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is 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.

It is Russia's 2nd largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital and the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.

Sankt Petersburg 17 by Bronko

spb by Svetlana Vasilyeva

The Great Cascade, Peterhof, St Petersburg by ChihPing

A former royal palace in St Petersburg, Russia by 120/220/35mm

St. Petersburg, 1997 by gregorywass

hermitage by felixmm.

scan003 by michael kirian

La escalera del Jordán by GaboBassMan

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia by Doctor Canon

St-Petersburg, Санкт-Петербург, Питер by RomanGuseynov

Petersburg by spiridono

Са́нкт-Петербу́рг 2010 LIII by __Daniele__

Untitled by NPenguin

Palace Square by nikita.komarov

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