Music By The Boston Pops Orchestra While Not Russian musicians , this Russian music is universally popular all around the world . Auto Advance . \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_. Russia. \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_. Saint Petersburg.
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The Boston Pops Orchestra
While Not Russian musicians ,
this Russian music is
universally popularall around the world
Established for the Czar Peter the Great One on 27 of May in the year 1703. It became the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. It then ceased being the Capital of Russia in 1918, after the Revolution of 1917. It also had other names: Petrogrado (1914-1924) and Leningrad (1924-1991
Dvortsovaya Square -Column Remembering Alexander The Great
note Employees & Visitors to the Hermitage Museum.
Hermitage museum – As it appearsbeside the flowing river. Established in 1764and inaugurated in 1852, the museum occupies five contiguous palaces.The greatest being the old Winter Palace which was the official residence of the czars.
Hermitage Museum. - from the other the side directed toward the Dvortsovaya Square. Commissionedby Bartolomeo Rastrelli in white and green style. The palace has 1,057 halls and rooms; 1,786 doors and 1,945 windows.
Catherine the Great was the first imperial occupant. The construction required more than three million craftsmen,
one of its first great acquisitions received in 1865 –
Madona and the Child (Litta Madona),by Leonardo of the Vinci -
Hermitage museum– Interior Balconey
Hermitage museum – Beautiful architectural columns and glowing light of candelabras
Hermitage museum - the old original library
Hermitage museum - the Raphael Loggiasgallery
Hermitage museum – Perhaps the beginning of a new great Russian artist? Who knows…
Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (1810-1811), the main cathedral of the Metropolis of St. Petersburg
Peter The Great’s, summer palace.Actually it is a series of palaces and gardens, constructed between 1714 and 1725
Peter The Great Palace - the source of the “ Gulf of Samson” and the canal to the sea, with sight of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic sea. .
Peter The Great Palace - architecture and paintings
Peter The Great Palace
One of the dining rooms
Peter The Great Palace- One of the bedrooms.
Resurrection church of Christ (known as the Church of the spilled blood of Our Savior) was constructed between 1883 and 1907
Resurrectionof Christ Church (known as Church of the spilled blood of Our Savior
The Catherine palace, in rococostyle.It was the summer residence of the Russian czars, situated in the district of Tsarskove
today known as , Pushkin.
Catherine palace in Pushkin – architecturaldetails
Catherine palace in Pushkin – informal dining room
Statue of Alexander Pushkin (1900),The poet whose vast knowledge of the Russian language and wealth in its use influenced authors such as Gogol, Liermontov and Turgueneiev
Mikhailovsky palace, constructed in 1819-1825,
home of the State Russian Museum since 1895.
Cathedral of Saint Isaac
Cathedral of Saint Isaac Thebeautiful decorated dome
Czar Nicholas II and TheRomanov Family – in 1911
After the Revolution of 1917 (St.Petersburg), then capital of the Empire, lost its title to Moscow, as capital of Russia
Aurora Cruiser – launched in 1900, a shining star of the imperial shipyards, it became a symbol of theOctober Revolution. Today, converted to a museum.
On a summer night, with the Church Our Savoir of Spilled Blood
and the deep canal
... The Same Area... On a brisk winter day...
But then the colours of Spring always arrive in St. Petersburg
Avtovo Subway Station
Mariinsky Theatre - Inaugurated in 1860, it is historical theatre of opera and ballet.
(Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 1935 up to 1992)
Mariinsky Theatre – reallybeautiful
Swan Lake – Presentation of the famous ballet of Tchaikovsky in the Imperial Theatre in Fontanka
Neva, is the main street; planned for Peter The Great One to be the
beginning of the road between Novogorod and Moscow.
Nevsky Prospect - today the avenue goes from the Admiralty until the Moscow Railway Station
Grand Europe Hotel
Morning Coffee at the Grand Europe Hotel
This most sumptuous building other than the imperial palace, was constructed in 1760.
In1830 it was bought by Duke N.B. Yusupov. On a visit to Italy the eccentric Duke was so enchanted with a staircase in white marble: he bought the palace only to bring the stepsto St. Petersburg. Today this palace is a museum.
Monument to the water carrier –
Museum and administrative complex of Vodokanal.
Egyptian Bridge - crossing the Lermontov Avenue on the River Fontanka. “Esfínge” workmanship of the sculptor Pavel Sokolov - 19th. century.
The river snows and the Twelve Colleges of the Saint Petersburg University
Bank Bridge - on the Griboyedov canal – 19th. century
Dom Knigi “Book House”, situated in Art Nouveau building that was oncethe Singer House
Dom Knigi “book House”
Fyodor Dostoievsky, writer whose works , including “Crime and Punishment” ‘ The Karamazov Brothers”, had deep and permanent effect on intellectual thought and literature
DostoievskyMemorial Museum - where he wrote `Crime and Punishment'
East St.Petersburg is a charmer and Dostoevsky often said: ”it’s beauty onlywill save the world”
Just one normal day in St Petersburg…
Hope you Enjoyed the tour.