Today, I'd like to exhibit the right bank of the Neva
between the Liteiny (Foundry) and the Troitsky (Trinity) bridges.
This is the segment comprised of the the Petrovsky and the Vyborg
On the left, you're looking at the
Kutuzov Embankment, which also projects behind me.
That's where we'll be shooting from today.
In the distance you can see the Trinity Bridge and the Peter and Paul
Fortress, both under restoration.
Our path leads us from the left to the
right as we head to the Liteiny Bridge.
As you can imagine, the
water wasn't quite so blue, but why touch up such an artistic effect? :)
The building in the centre, erected in
1910 by the architect A.S. Khrenov, is the residence of the Russian
President's Representative Plenipotentiary to the North-West Region.
Before that, it used to be:
1910 onward - the mansion of Grand Duke
Nikolas Nicholaevich Romanov the Younger;
1918 onward - the Brain and Psychological Institute;
1971 onward - the Limnology Institute of the Soviet Academy of Science;
1985-2000 - the Marriages Palace.
Among the trees to the right is the wooden House of Peter the Great.
(It's inside the brick building, constructed to protect it from the
The taller building in the background, right, is residential, and was
built in 1964 by the architects V.F. Belov, A.A.Leiman, and A.V.
Another apartment block.
(Well, it used to be, I don't know what's in it now).
architects E.A. Levinson and I.I. Fomin.
The Nakhimov Naval Academy, before the
Revolution the Peter the Great Public School.
1909-1910, architect A.M. Dmitriev. Cruiser Aurora, the TV Tower, and
the Sampsonievsky (St. Sampsonius) Bridge. The Little Nevka River
branches off under it. I should say that I've also taken some
photographs of the Cruiser, which I'll put in a separate album.
The Leningrad Hotel (It's been renamed
"St. Petersburg" along with the city. Can't imagine why :).
erected in 1967-1970 as projected by S.B. Speransky, V.E.Struzman, and
N.V. Kamensky, on the former site (before the Revolution) the Museum of
the Russian College of Surgeons.
A high-level city official said in an interview recently that
(although he's got no connection to the Culture Committee) he thinks the
hotel should be torn down, since its modern style doesn't fit well with
the rest of the riverside panorama.
I wouldn't be surprised if the huge advertising displays on this
building and its neighbours (which I've airbrushed away) are considered
completely "in place"...
The Military Clinical Hospital.
Originally put up in the time of Peter the Great by D. Trezzini, it was
rebuilt in 1863-1873 and 1880 by the military engineer G.S. Voinitsky.
The object in the background is, in fact, the antenna of the Altai radio
Detail of the hospital's central wing.
This is the Natural History Insitute of
the Academy of Medicine and Surgery, built in 1858-1863. It was
projected by I.D. Chernov, with the participation of V.F. Andrievsky and
It's a little obscured behind the ramp to the Liteiny
Bridge, which is just ouside the frame to the right.