All posts tagged "inspiration"
Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Grand Hall
Corinthian columns coated with artificial white marble, the walls decorated with pilasters, wide arched openings with Ionic columns and the divine acoustics – that’s the magnificent interior of the Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, which is...
- Posted March 15, 2014
Apart from the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre, St.Petersburg can boast of another, so called “minor” Opera House – Mikhailovsky Theatre named after the Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich Romanov, a philanthropist and patron of fine arts. The theatre is...
- Posted March 7, 2014
Piskaryovskoe Memorial Cemetery
Piskaryovskoe Memorial Cemetery is the location of mass graves of victims and defenders of the city who lost their lives in Leningrad’s blockade (St. Petersburg was called Leningrad from 1924 to 1991). It is listed in the...
- Posted February 8, 2014
The Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center
Even though this well-known St. Petersburg art center is more than 20 years old, it’s still on the cutting edge of contemporary art. The story of Pushkinskaya-10 began in 1989 when a group of independent artists and...
- Posted November 27, 2013
The Russian Museum
The Russian Museum within Mikhailovsky Palace forms part of the stunning Arts Square complex, which is just a five-minute walk from Nevsky Prospect. A walk along Mikhailovskaya Street brings you to this landmark, one of the most...
- Posted November 15, 2013
Literary St. Petersburg
As the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg has always been centre stage for the life and work of famous Russian luminaries, such as Pushkin, Griboyedov, Lermontov, Gogol, Nekrasov, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Blok, Nabokov, Akhmatova, Esenin, Tolstoy, Brodsky,...
- Posted September 10, 2013
Flea Market at Udelnaya
Are you feeling like buying something unique or authentic, something other than mass produced consumer goods made in China? Learn about the informal history of St. Petersburg through shopping at the Flea Market at Udelnaya (or “the...
- Posted August 27, 2013
How many islands does St.Petersburg stand on?
Exploring the banks of the Neva River, which empties into the Gulf of Finland, Tsar Peter the Great was more passionate about Russia having access to the sea than good land to build a city upon. This...
- Posted August 20, 2013
Saint Petersburg Style and Fashion
Every time I visit a new city I find myself observing architecture, attractions and, of course, its citizens. As for me, people’s clothing and behavior complete the image of the city as a whole. According to statistics...
- Posted August 8, 2013
Nevsky prospekt is the heart and the major artery of St. Petersburg. This 4.5 km-long thoroughfare stretching from the Admiralty building to the Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra was laid by Peter I in 1710. Nevsky prospekt is famous not...
- Posted August 4, 2013