Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Some more breathtaking houses admired from inside in Saint-Petersburg. A good reason to spend some time in the northern capital of Russia.

Mecklenburg-Strelitzky’s apartment building, 1897:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Palkin’s apartment building, 1904:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

House of the insurance company “Russia”, 1907:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Building of the insurance company “Salamandra”, 1911:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Dernov’s apartment building, 1905:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Chaikovskiy’s apartment building:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Fadeev’s mansion – Serebryakova’s apartment building, 1860, 1900:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Apartment building of merchant Cherepennikov, 1902:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Bak’s apartment building, 1905:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Apartment building of Kraevskiy, 1881:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

House of Baroness von Taube – furnished house “Palais Royal”, 1876:

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II

That very case when you open an entrance door being happy that you haven’t bought an apartment in a new building…

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3 thoughts on “Cupids, Fireplaces and Stained Windows: Inside Beautiful Houses of Saint-Petersburg, Part II”

  1. Curious about all the fireplaces, were they just for decoration or were they kept lit and tended to during winter to keep the foyer heated?

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  2. It really like that, beautiful houses not so well maintained, some fully renovated by mafiosi owners.
    A really very rich town.

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  3. Is it true that the New Russians got the old inhabitants to sign viatical sale agreements supposed to pay them “for the rest of their lives” and lettng them stay in their apartments until then, and then killed them?

    Stories about how corrupt the changeover and the New Russian gangsters were are legendary here in the US.

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