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Простенько, но со вкусом. Just kidding.

Is this the famous Imperial Library? ( where Повесть временных лет is )
 

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"impressive for a city so little known"

Mila sometimes you strike me as being surprisingly naive :)


"Is this the famous Imperial Library?"

Tak, but it's called now Saltykov-Shedrin Library. I actually took lessons there
on Art-Nouveau arhitecture and Russian Avant-Garde Art.
 

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I enjoyed the architecture in this city very much during the two years I lived there. This is very unusual and beautiful metropolis. Some time ago I did not like if architecture has too much ornamentation and colors but now I have period when I think - this makes life beautiful.
 

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I think S.Pete needs even more colours because there a lot gray rainy
days which could be quite depressing. But some colour scheems (pinkish etc) personally irrtate me all right. As far as overornametation goes it's partially
because this particular pics have quite a few barocco buildings (which are "too much" by defenition. And also because of eclectic houses-for-rent reflecting usually not-so-great-taste of their owners. The real (and my favourite) S.Pete is in IMHO in the back streets bit far from very center. Unfortunately many of them need some serious monetary injections because of Soviet Era neglect.
 

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Damn this is a great looking city. Is St. Petersburg the nicest/cleanist city in Russia? i don't imagine too many other cities in Russia being like St. P's.

p.s. Also, i'm curious, could someone please post some pics of far east russian cities? (Like Irkutsk, maybe others in the east) Thanks.
 

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St. Petersburg is heartbreakingly impressive for a city so little known. Beautiful photos.
St. Petersburg is hardly little known. Of course it's not the same tourist attraction as Paris, but it's very well known throughout the world.

Anyway, thanks for the pics! St. Petersburg is gorgeous! I can't even pick my favorite photos and pieces of architecture, they're all amazing! :colgate:
 

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I am planning to visit Petrovgrad in my great tour in spring. Simply, even though I never been to Russia, to me Petrovgrad is one of the best places in the world. Can't explain, maybe it's becoase I really like and feel strong connections towards monarchy of Russia (and Ukraine, Belarus). Anyway, it's western European city with Russian spirit. Anything better than that?

Really can't wait to visit Petrovgrad, Moskva and Kiev ;)
 

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paku said:
Beautiful! It's a real jule of the East. I just wish, they could do something about those wires going over the streets, lead them underground or something...
They're for trolleybuses, how could they be underground..

;)
 
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