Hot and muggy day. +22 is not very appropriate for April.
And the thoughts are consistent with environment :)
For this time I set an unusual goal for myself - to try to show the
inside of Vasilievskii (St. Basil) island rather than its avenues and
embankments as it is usually done...
On your left - the building of the former
Stock Exchange, on your right -Kunstкamera. Its tower is not restored
yet unfortunately ;( ...
...and the line of lions, saddened by
Grill around Shevchenko square. On the
right side it is most likely the rust rather than a different paint.
Once you entered one of those narrow
cobblestone streets you are transferred in a different world.
It's very quiet. The noises of the big city do not penetrate in here,
in those small squares where children and dogs are playing, it seems
without even knowing about the existence of the outer world...
A cat, peacefully watching the life
outside. Only appearance of the photographer seems to make it doubt
slightly the predictability of life. :)
"Backyard" of the Academy of
Arts. An interesting detail - above the portico, immediately under the
cornice, there is a row of signs that resemble hieroglyphs (hardly
seen on the photo) - does anybody know what do they mean ?
Same place, behind the Academy of Arts -
a monument unknown to me, without any signs on it.
The sign is talking for itself (it says
- Level of water on 7th of November 1824) Far ahead - Lt. Schmidt
embankment, you can also see the opposite shore of the river.
The service, offered by this company (at
least as I understood it when I red the sign for the first time)
touched me deeply (the sign says - computer, stand, destruction,
A church on Lieutenant Schmidt
embankment. It's combined with a store of analogous polarity - it
looks like they are not afraid of Doomsday here :)
There is something in common between this
animal and the mentioned above cat. But it barks pretty loud, and
there is no grille on the window. I better hurry :)
A building on Bolshoi prospect unknown to
Could not resist taking picture of the
I'll try as soon as I can to take a walk on the other
side of the island, to complete the picture.