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  1. Saint-Petersburg, Russia Virtual Tour IrinaMcClellan

  2. Location of St.Petersburg • The largest Capital City in Northern Europe • Second largest city in Russia • Northern Capital of Russia • The Venice of the North Irina McClellan

  3. History of St.Petersburg • 1703, May 26 • Peter the Great • Northern War • Peter and Paul’s Fortress – the birthplace of St.Pete • An island in the delta of the Neva River IrinaMcClellan

  4. Peter and Paul’s Fortress Irina McClellan

  5. 1712-1918 The Capital of Russia • Three names • 1703- St.Petersburg • 1918- Petrograd • 1924-Leningrad • 1991-St.Petersburg • Russian Revolution • October, 1917 Irina McClellan

  6. The Winter Palace • Former residence of Russian Emperors • Built in 1760s • Located on the bank of the Neva River • Part of the State Hermitage museum Irina McClellan

  7. The Hermitage Museum • Catherine the Great • The largest Art Gallery in Russia • 3 million works of art • 1.000 rooms • Collection • Western European, • Ancient Egyptian • Oriental Art Irina McClellan

  8. Living quarters of the Russian Emperors Irina McClellan

  9. Leonardo da Vinci • World Famous Italian Artist • Madona with the Child • One of the 10 existing Madonas in the world • Late 15th century Irina McClellan

  10. Sculpture • The Statue of Jupiter • 8 century A.D. • One of the largest sculptures in the collection Irina McClellan

  11. The Palace Square • The main square of the City • Alexander column • 1834, victory over Napoleon • Alexander I • 47.5 meters high • 600 tons weight Irina McClellan

  12. The Nevsky Prospect • Main avenue • The most historical part of the City • Shopping and business part of the City Irina McClellan

  13. St.Isaac’s Cathedral • 1818-1858 • 14.000 people • 4th largest cupola construction in the world • 101,5 meters high • Breathtaking view of St.Petersburg Irina McClellan

  14. St.Isaac’s Square • Monument to Nicholas I • The whole square is located on the bridge-the widest bridge in St.Pete Irina McClellan

  15. The Bronze Horseman • Peter the Great • 1784, Catherine the Great • Symbol • Form of a wave-symbol of sea • Horse-Russia • Snake-symbol of enemy Irina McClellan

  16. Church of Resurrection • “Russian Style” • Mosaics, 7000sq.m • Church of Our Savior on the Spilled blood • 1883-1907 • Built on the spot where Alex II was assassinated, 1881 • 1997 reopened Irina McClellan

  17. The Mariinsky Theatre • World famous Ballet Theatre • The Best Opera and Ballet theatre of St.Petersburg • Build in 1783 • Empress Mary Irina McClellan

  18. Interiors of the Theatre Irina McClellan

  19. The Mariinsky Theatre Irina McClellan

  20. White Nights • From the middle of June until the middle of July • Never gets dark • Draw Bridges are open between 1 am and 5 am Irina McClellan

  21. The Summer Garden • One of the Oldest Parks in St.Pete • Early 1700s • Summer palace of of Peter the Great • Statues of Greek Gods and goddesses Irina McClellan

  22. References Irina McClellan