St. Petersburg has very strange history.
It was built in the middle of the swamp by Russian emperor Peter the First. He hired the best European architects to build him a city from Europe, but in the middle of the swamp.
Many Russian writers wrote their most dark novels about St. Petersburg. The dark atmosphere can often be felt in the city, especially in the winter.
This dark atmosphere together with European architecture and swamps beneath create an enjoyable mixture on those photos.
This is a typical St. Petersburg yard.
Most of the yards have only one entrance with an arch, standing closed like wells.
This is a College.
And this is Post.
This is another yard.
And this is the ship in the harbor.
This is a swimming pool and a coffee shop.
Another place in the city.
This is a carwash.
The slogan on the last photo is “The worst thing you can do with this city is to renovate it”. That’s truth for some sort of native dwellers, they are really fond of the dark side beauty of this city.