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anm Oct 16, 2007 5:07 AM

St. Petersburg, Russia
There are several St. Petersburg threads on SSC in the Russian forum photosection. I will do a compilation here for my own and your entertainment.

photo by Fenol
pics are not new, many are from several years ago

to be continued

anm Oct 23, 2007 4:01 AM

photo by Fenol

anm Oct 24, 2007 2:53 AM

photo by Fenol

Austinlee Oct 24, 2007 9:47 PM

Holy Shiite! I can see why St Petersburg always ranks in the top of lists of the worlds most beautiful cities... That is absolutely incredible!!

anm Oct 25, 2007 2:49 AM

This will be thread with the largest picture/comment ratio. Continue flooding...

All pics so far are by Fenol from SCC Russian forum

Austinlee Oct 27, 2007 4:59 AM

I want to say something nice but I am afraid of messing up the ratio....

10023 Oct 27, 2007 4:09 PM

Very nice. Looks quite Prussian (German).

yarabundi Oct 27, 2007 5:40 PM

What's not to love ?? :cheers:

anm Oct 28, 2007 4:50 AM


Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 3130103)
Very nice. Looks quite Prussian (German).

Inasmuch as Prussia has been colonized by Germany - yes. St. Petersburg has been started with mainly Dutch/German influences and later got significant contributions from French/Italian architects. Czars wanted capital with European feel, particlularly its founder Peter the Great, Catherine II the Great (of German origin) and Pavel (big fan of German/ Prussian customs). Authentic Russian architecture is engraved in its mostly German fabric.

I heard a story, do not know if its true, beleive it if you wish. As the city has been neglected during Soviet times, it delapidated so much that in 1990s when some film companies needed settings showing WWII destruction in German cities - it was easier to shoot these scenes in St. Petersburg.

Due to restorations of the last about 10 years - at least facades look good.
A lot remains to be done, moreover, to keep the city of this size in good shape in this difficult climat - it needs continuos attention.

The show goes on with pics by Fenol

anm Oct 29, 2007 5:21 AM

photo by Fenol

Grumpy Oct 30, 2007 11:50 AM


Damn , take me there , I wanna see this live !!
What a marvellous city :worship:

anm Oct 31, 2007 1:32 AM

There wiil be quite a few more pics by Fenol in this tread later, but right now I would like to switch pics by proger, Sept 2007

anm Nov 6, 2007 4:28 AM

So far we have scratched the surface of the topic of historic St Petersburg center. However, if we continue, some people may get impression that nothing has been built in the city in the last 150 years. It is not true.

Pics from thread by Fenol

Railway station

Grand Hotel Emerald

auto delearship Gregory Cars.

to be continued

anm Nov 6, 2007 5:05 AM

photo by Fenol from the same thread as above

anm Nov 13, 2007 3:42 AM

photo by Fenol from this thread on SCC

a medium size ships are shown, there were no really big ones around on that day

ships in Finnish Harbour await bridge opening in Neva river

police boat

and two pics by NickL

the final photo was taken by Fenol inside the command room of the ship shown above on Ladoga Lake (not far from St Petersburg if you look at the map)

anm Dec 4, 2007 2:07 AM

photo by Fenol

anm Dec 4, 2007 2:09 AM

photo by Fenol

anm Dec 4, 2007 2:14 AM

photo by Fenol

anm Dec 4, 2007 2:19 AM

photo by Fenol

Cambridgite Dec 4, 2007 2:20 AM

Sweet pics and some really interesting buildings. A close friend of mine emigrated from there.

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