The last winter album - compilation. A little bit of
Dvortsovaya (Palace) Embankment.
isn't a white night (midnight sun), just a winter evening. However, they
have something in common.
The Spit of Vassilievsky island at New
The reason I love the Troitsky (Trinity)
bridge is the clever illumination.
Moika Embankment, 78.
residence of A.O. Smirnova-Rosset.
Built in 1809, reconstructed in 1839-1840.
The garret with windows was added in the recent years.
The dome of the "Book House".
I mean the former "Book House". Nowadays
it is located in a different building, closer to Fontanka.
The G.A. Tovstonogov Academic Greater
Drama Theatre at Fontanka, 65.
The building was constructed in
1876-1878, designed by the architect L.F. Fontaine with a monetary
support from Count Apraksin. The Lesser Theatre owned by A.S. Suvorin
was originally located here.
In 1920 the building was transferred to the newly-formed Greater
Drama Theatre that was conceived by M. Gorky, A. Blok and A.
Tovstonogov was a principal producer of the theatre from 1956 until
his death in 1989.
The Beloselsky-Belozersky palace at the
corner of Nevsky avenue and Fontanka.
Built in 1846-1848. Designed by
the architect A.I. Shtakenshneider for Dukes Beloselsky-Belozersky.
Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (brother of Tsar Alexander III) had
owned the palace from 1884 until the Revolution of 1917 during which
time it was called Sergievsky.
This, I believe, is Moika embankment, 90.
Chernyshev's house, designed by A.K. Burgeau, 1834.
Next to it is Pochatamsky (Post Office) bridge. Built in 1823-1824.
Designed by engineer V.K. Treter, under advisement of engineer V.A.
Following several redesigns, it was restored to its original view in
1983 and now looks the same as when it was originally constructed.
Jusupovsky palace on Moika.
It is this one, known to everybody, where Rasputin was killed and where
tours on the subject are conducted. As I promised before, more about
this place later.
Petrovsky (Peter) stadium near Tuchkov
Originally built in 1924-1925.
The current building with column constructed in 1957-1961, designed by
the architects N.V. Baranov, O.I. Guriev and V.M. Fromzel.
Reconstructed in 1981.
Has been called "V.I. Lenin Stadium" until