Sunday’s Travel Photos – Saint Petersburg: Architecture

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Last week, I posted photos of Saint Petersburg but after a reader’s comment, I realised that I hadn’t included much of the city’s architecture. Most of the buildings today are neoclassical built, in the second half of the 18th century after the Commission of Stone Buildings of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, established in 1762, decreed that no structure in the city could be higher than the Winter Palace and prohibited spacing between buildings. The result is an extremely harmonious whole which I personally find somewhat overwhelming and massive, very similar to Vienna in fact. But I have chosen the buildings I found the most attractive. You’ll notice that the most popular colours are yellow and green.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria Church

 

 

Hermitage Museum from side street (see caryatids)

Kazan Cathedral

Saint Petersburg State University

Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Ballet)

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