We've got news - Sergei Tikhomirov offered
to supply gradually additional comments, more academic in character than mine, to some of
the pictures .
Various historic facts, dates, names.
Myself, and you too, perhaps, will correct him from time to time. :)
To look at the comments press the button "" near the picture.
Some additional work for me though, but ..
OK. The weather is fine today :-)
Vladimirskii Cathedral near the subway station
Not far from Tuchkov bridge there is another Vladimirskii
Cathedral (album six).
On the map it's called prince-Vladimirskii, although on the sign on it it's not mentioned
Resemblance is not limited to the title. Even the style of towers is very similar.
Close-up of the belfry of the Cathedral , and the Cathedral proper
Among the multitude of almost identical buildings on Marata
street where I was walking this one looked interesting.
Gorokhovaia (previously Dzerzhinskogo) street. Behind the
building - Fontanka river.
Quiet little street near Fontanka. Interesting square -
surrounded on all sides by virtually windowless buildings.
Five corners. On far right - Vladimirskii Cathedral
And this is already on the other side of Nevskii prospect.
Mikhailovskii Castle. Looks like they started its restoration from the staircase. :)
Everything else still looks terrible.
Mikhailovskii Garden and Russian museum, hidden behind the
Mikhailovskii Garden again . Pavilion.
The same pavilion, but this time as seen from the other
side of the Moika river.
Nizhne-Lebiazhii (Lower-Swan) bridge across Moika. On the
background - not yet Summer, but already not quite winter, Garden :)
The lamps on that bridge, restored since last fall. . The
guild is shining under the spring sun.
Classic view. Piter and Paul fortress, picture taken from
Troitskii (Trinity) bridge.
On the border of light and darkness...
A wall of Peter
and Paul fortress.
A little farther along the wall a few people are taking the sun under rather strong
wind and air temperature of +2 C. I didn't take the picture to save their nerves and my
Ice motion .. The couples, crowded on the Palace bridge,
are watching the ice cakes floating slowly towards the Gulf.
They say that a few years ago something was installed up
the river to brake the ice. Since then there is no real ice motion anymore, with large
banking ice cakes..
It looks like the girl has decided to join the ice :)