Wandering Camera

Album 131
(Translated by Svetlana Guzeeva)


Today we're having some collection of different summer shots.
Certainly there's lots of unused as always, but it's all right.
Paraphrasing the famous saying - you can't make up everything that's shot. 



View on the Liteiny bridge from the Robespier embankment. If you turn 90 degrees to the right you'll see a rather famous building..

The investigation jail "Kresty" at Arsenalnaya embankment. 

Built in 1884-1890 by architect A.O. Tomishko. Wine storage facilities used to be situated at this place, which were converted into holding in custody facilities and then they were destroyed and this building was built. 

It's not recommendable to take a close-up of it :)

The Army-Medical Academy (not far from the Finland train station).

Originally it was the church in the network of the Navy hospital. It's interesting - will they give back the building to the "rightful owner" or people can continue working further :)? 

The architect is A.D. Zakharov. 1806.

The "Meteor" hydrofoil is heading for Peterhof.
Or Kronshtadt.
Someone is trying the slipperiness of the Birzhevoy bridge railing :-)
The lamp on the Ioannovsky bridge of the Peter-and-Paul's fortress. The oldest bridge in the city, by the way. Built in 1703. In 1953 it was reconstructed - the new railing and lamps were made. 

Troitsky bridge is behind.

That's what Kazansky bridge looks like from inside (in the place where Nevsky crosses Griboedov channel). It's been disassembled and repaired. 

A wooden bridge has been here since 1716. The present-day one was built in 1765-66 under direction of the engineer I.M. Golenischev-Kutuzov (the father of the famous commander). It looked slightly different than now - in particular, it towered greatly over Nevsky prospect and had slopes to the water.
In 1805-1811 the bridge was reconstructed according to the architect L.I. Ruska project (it was leveled, widened and its railing was changed).

And this is the railroad bridge over Obvodny channel. There're two of such bridges there. 

As far as I know they don't have an official name.

Nevertheless, they're well known among the people as "american" bridges.
They were built in 1900-1904 when reconstructing the tracks of Vitebskaya railway.

By the way, there are many similar to these metal constructions at the Vitebsky train station. Some time I'll show them.

Tavrichesky garden.
The church of the Mother of God the Merciful (100, Bolshoi prospect).

Sluggish repairs is on there, everything is surrounded with debris, fences and scaffolding, so that's the most seemly foreshortening. 

The architect is V.A. Kosyakov (see the resemblance with the Naval cathedral in Kronshtadt?)

The road at Vasilievsky island, not far from the institute of Mines. 

A combined paving. Probably, it's the local invention :-)

Near, at the lieutenant Shmidt embankment. 

A hike :)

A small submarine not far from the Angliyskaya embankment. On the whole, in view of the pilot's strike (at least it happened at the same time) a huge number of different kind of water craft gathered in the Neva's creek.
Serebryany pond in the park between the Institutsky prospect and Orbeli street. Among the people it's known as "Serepka", "Serebka" or "Serpka". 

The name "Serebryany" ("silver" in russian) comes from the silvering willows which are reflected in the water.

At present the pond is cleaned, so the water is temporarily drained. 

According to the local dwellers - migrant birds were very surprised this autumn, when, having arrived, they didn't find any water. All night they were going round the park with loud screaming, giving no rest to the neighborhood dwellers :)

It's time to finish the summer.
The next album will be perfectly autumn.

Additions in the section "Our guests": 
One album by Oleg Lvov (about the Mannergeim line) and four albums by Vitaly Lunev (about Kharkov).


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