4 St. Petersburg then and Now Compared

St. Petersburg then and Now Compared

Posted on January 29, 2015 by tim


If you ever wanted to know how one of the most nice looking Russian cities looked before and is looking now compared, then this post comes to fulfill your dream – photos of the city juxtaposed one against another let you know how it looked like and what has changed. Tell me which version do you prefer this or that? Now or then?

Kunkstamera museum of St. Petersburg  – 1953 vs 2014

Dvortsovaia embankment 1917 and 2013

French embankment 1918

..and 2013

The Troitsky Bridge 1908

and 2013

Lomonosova street 1900 – the mass religious holiday.

And in 2014.

The Sennaya square had a cathedral back then in 1938.

And no cathedral in 2014.

Lenin monument 1955.

And Lenin monument 2013.

1900s

and 2013

Hotel Leningrad in 1970s.

and in 2014.

Street in 1977.

and in 2014.


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4 Responses to “St. Petersburg then and Now Compared”

  1. Rob Normann says:

    Great work. I loved these “now and then” photos.

  2. Alain says:

    Awesome ! That’s why I (also) like English Russia ! Thanks !

  3. Steamed McQueen says:

    Much has changed in St. Petersburg yet much remains the same. Most of the classic buildings still exist and many have been restored or re-purposed. Traffic is much worse now- Peter, and later Soviet planners could never have anticipated the massive amount of private automobiles that are now in the city.

    Not a day goes by that I don’t miss the place.

  4. Andrew says:

    How silent and healthy the city must have been without all those cars.

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