Wandering Camera

Album 337
(Translated by Natasha)


It is time for traditional summer albums about White Nights. There will be two or three such albums this time. I have not decided yet.


In the first album we will walk along the Fontanka from Anichkov Most (Anichkov Bridge) on Nevsky Prospect (Nevsky Avenue) to Letny Sad (Summer Garden).

There is Anichkov Most (Anichkov Bridge) on this picture. Behind it is Dvorets Beloselskikh-Belozerskikh (Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace).

Are you asking why it is not bright in the White Night? Who says that it has to be bright in the White Night? :)
It is bright when the sky is clear. However, the cloud was only on the one side of the sky. And it had gone soon.

The right part of the same bridge.

This is a part of the shopping centre of Anitchkov Dvorets (Anitchkov Palace) on the right

This is a view along the embankment of the Fontanka (Nevskiy Prospect (Nevskiy Avenue) is behind us).
On this picture we look at the same direction but on the Fontanka itself this time.

These buildings stand on the right side (relatively Nevskiy Prospect) of the river.

A building with columns on the left is one of the buildings of RPB (Russian Public Library). It was Ekaterininskiy Institute (Katherines Institute) formerly

This is the next building. It seems that this is the same building of RPB. In fact this building just looks like the previous one.

Different boats are floating. Some of them are with tourists, some are without them.

The biggest problem of taking pictures during a white night is to take a precise picture of a moving boat or barge. I have never done it yet. :)

We have reached Mikhailovskiy Zamok (St Michael Castle). The other name is Inzhenerny Zamok (Engineers Castle).

This is the Second Inzhenerny Bridge (Engineers Bridge) across the Voskresenskiy Kanal (Resurrection Canal).
This canal has been dug recently. I have written about it already.

As for the bridge, it was built in 1824-1826 according to the project of engineer Bazen.

It was written that The cast-iron railing repeat the decoration motif of the frieze of Mikhailovskiy Zamok.

There is Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, No 20 (The Embankment of the Fontanka, No 20) on the other bank of the river. It is the former house of the minister of spiritual deals and education Golitsin. Earlier the house belonged to the public prosecutor of Senate Nekludov. The building was built for him in 1787-1790.

This is the First Inzhenerny Bridge (Engineers Bridge) and its railing.

Panteleymonovskiy Bridge (Panteleymons Bridge) across the Fontanka is seen behind.

This is the view on Mikhailovskiy Zamok (St Michael Castle) from some other point via the Moika.

This is Perviy Sadoviy Most (First Garden Bridge) across the Moika. The Rossis pavilion in Mikhailovskiy Garden is seen behind the bridge.

On the right is Nizhniy Lebyazhiy Most (Lower Swan Bridge) across Lebyazhya Kanavka (the Swan Gutter)

This is the view of Khram Spasa na Krovi (Saviour on the Blood) from afar.
On this picture we are on Marsovoye Pole (Field of Mars). We have turned and look at Mikhailovskiy Zamok (St Michael Castle). In the next album we will talk about Marsovoye Pole (Field of Mars) in detail.

I would like again to ask volunteers help me to translate some albums in English version of Wandering Camera to English.
As you see there are enough untranslated albums in English version. Translating of albums about Northern Korea (DPRK) is a separate deal. Undoubtedly this subject is very interesting for foreigners (I have seen the statistics). But only the first album and the contents have been translated there already.
Somehow or other, if you have some free time, please write me a letter.


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