Recently we've observed the Northern capital of Russia from bird's eye view. Today enjoy the beautiful photographs taken during a river excursion in St. Petersburg.
Awesome! I wanna go on this boat ride!
I’m the first to say first! And that boat trip: been there done that.
See what capitalism can do, Imperial Russia built this magnificent city.
You’re so right Archy. Capitalism is Russia’s only hope.
Just learn history. It’s wasn’t capitalism era when this city was built. Only feudalism and again thousands deaths under it. St Petersburg was built on bones. Everyone in Russia knows it.
On bones of swedish soldiers maybe.
Ultimately it was capitalism, a much more savage variety.
Wow, I’m surprised how clean it is. No graffiti.
The facades are beautiful but if you go inside the buildings you will notice what state of disarray the building really is. How do I know? I lived in one such building facing the Neva. The facade was repainted by the city so it looks sparkling yellow. But as soon as you go inside, something foreigners never do, you’ll see that the stairs is broken, the floors are dirty and the ceiling is peeling.
Now before the nationalists start tearing their hair out I have to say there is improvement (although slow) in many places. Basically I noticed if someone from the government, business or the police lives in the building those tend to be repaired quickly.
Can we dispatch somebody to do a photo tour of those ships?
What is the name of the sailing battleship? I didn’t know Petersburg had such a vessel. Looks like the flagship of a brown water navy.
It`s cruiser Aurora
Sailing battleship on the Petrovskaya embankment – frigate “Blagodat” (in English “Grace”)
Yay, the first image.
Brings back memories of all the adults telling me not jump off the bridges or piers as there might be pilings from the previous bridges or piers hidden underwater.
There is something in the water that keeps them good for decades; only the supermerged* parts rot away.
*) antonym of submerged
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