Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn in Downtown



   The weather has been enough warm this week, although the night temps were 0 C. I decided to go for a walk in the downtown, to take autumn pictures of my favorite places in the gardens.


The Summer Garden is the oldest one in Saint Petersburg, designed in the regular style. I love to spend time here in all seasons. It is situated on the bank of the river Neva and is famous for its cast iron grille and marble sculptures. 


I always liked to watch the garden sculptures, like this ‘Flora’. 


The second one is Michael Garden. It was created as a landscaped park.The trees grown in the downtown are the English oak, Norway maple, Green ash, Silver birch, Siberian larch, Blue spruce, Crack willow, Limes and Poplars.


The garden takes its name from the Michael Palace, better known to visitors as the Russian Art Museum.


 There is a small pavilion in a corner of the Garden, on the bank of the Moika River. I saw an artist here, it’s really lovely place! 


Through the big old trees the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is seen. I enjoyed watching its mosaic walls and domes.


One entrance to the Michael Garden is located opposite this Church. Forged grille separates the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood from the Michael Garden. It’s very interesting iron grill; I think there are the iron tulips on it. Am I right?




43 comments:

  1. Road Nadezda!
    Delicious post from one of the most beautiful cities of St. Petersburg.
    Great pictures.
    Nadezda, I dream to see this beautiful city.
    I think that one day this dream be realized.
    Virtual dear friend, I am sending you greetings power.

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    1. Lucia, is said that the dreams come true one day! Thank you!

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  2. Road Nadezda
    Petersburg in the autumn garden is delightful.
    I admire a lot of excellent and beautiful sculptures.
    I send kisses.

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    1. You're right: the marble sculptures are old and beautiful. Thank you!

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  3. St. Petersburg has awesome places and buildings to visit. I've been there twice in 1980's and I'm sure that the city is now totally different and beautifully renovated, isn't it? I've been to Russian art museum and there are great paintings. Peterhof was a wonderful place to see.

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    1. Satu, the city has been renovated, the most of places are beautiful, as Summer garden, Petershof, Hermitage, Pushkin village, etc. Thank you!

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  4. You have beautiful parks and gardens in your city. Old buildings and sculptures are wonderful. Even though it is getting colder, the warm colours of leaves glow in the soft Autumn light.
    Thank you for your comments on my latest post. It's good to be back and catching up with blog friends.

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    1. Betty, the colorful fall is finishing, and the cold season comes. Today the water was frozen in our water storage. Thank you!

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  5. Very elegant! Everything is so big and stately and impressive, including the trees and the massive stonework and the beautiful iron grilles. The colorful domes hiding in the trees and branches is a really interesting photo.

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    1. Laurrie, the domes hiding in the trees - I love this photo too. When I've taken it I couldn't imagine I will love it. Thank you!

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  6. This is one of the many sights in your beautiful land that I dream of someday visiting. Thank you for these gorgeous pictures!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my post, thank you!

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  7. Beautiful photo's Nadezda, I love the statues they are gorgeous.

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    1. The statues are old and for winter time they will be covered with wooden boxes, so I tried to take pictures before that happens.

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  8. What a beautiful park Nadezda! Thank you for sharing it. I love seeing places I may never see in person on these blogs. I love all the statues and the colorful domes on the buildings. Lovely!

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    1. Lona, may be one day you'll come in the one of these gardens, who knows? Thank you!

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  9. Excellent pictures, Nadezda! History within an autumn setting. Just beautiful!!!

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    1. Astrid, thank you very much, I appreciate you opinion!

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  10. The autumn garden is beautifull!!!! nice pictures. groet, Diny

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    1. I hope the autumn in your garden is nice too, thank you Diny!

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  11. I am so excited to find this blog. I live in Chicago but my son spent six months at St. Petersburg University and lived with a Russian family who had a flat near the Lenin Metro station. I visited him for a week in November and it was an incredible experience. I loved the canals, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. We visited the Hermitage - the palace itself was beautiful, but we saw only a tiny fraction of the art on display. There was also a book store on Nevsky Prospekt with a cafe on the second floor that was wonderful. A beautiful city, and there's so much I didn't get to see! I would love to go back, but until then I can look at your blog.

    Oh yes, I even liked the fast food, like the blini at Teremok.

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    1. Jason, I'm glad to read about your son and your visit to my city. It's awesome, the world is small, it's true. I like to eat blini (pancakes)with jam in Teremok too. Thank you!

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    2. You're welcome, and thanks for visiting my blog. In answer to your question, my son's Russian was fluent when he came home. He tries to keep up with it by visiting with some families here who are Russian emigres, also a couple of his friends are Russian-born.

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  12. Nadezda, what a beautiful place! I don't know how you did it but your pictures seem larger than usual, it really does the architecture justice in this size. I especially like your photo of the mosaic domed building with the dark-trunked trees criss-crossing in front. I also loved the little girl who is watching the artist paint. Everything is made even more colourful with the carpet of gold leaves covering the ground. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Rosemary, when I was taking the photo of an artist, next to him was standing another man, speaking to him. At the last moment, I've just chosen the size of picture, the man's gone and a child came in. It was a wonderful moment, I pressed the button. Thank you!

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  13. Hello Nadezda girl : )
    This is an amazing tour .. it makes me regret not seeing more places such as this when we lived in Europe .. Russian architecture is stunning with the bold colours and design .. the trees and the leaves soften the view with such natural touches .. the statues are beautiful.
    I can see why you would visit this area again and again .. it is stunning!
    Joy

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    1. Hi, Joy,yes you're right! Sometimes I love to return and to see my favorite places in downtown. Although the weather isn't for walking.It reminds me time spent there in my youth. Thank you!

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  14. It's a perfect place to walk around with splendid garden and architectural display...

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Bangchik and Kakdah!

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  15. How I wish I could visit someday! The architecture, fencing and statues are truly beautiful. I love the green bench and the fence behind it especially.

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    1. Jennifer,I hope you'll be able to come with your kids and have some fun in the gardens. Thank you!

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  16. Stunning scenery. I love all the trees and wow the architecture is amazing.

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  17. What an amazing place, with the magnificent architecture and those glowing golden leaves both on the trees and on the ground! Beautiful!

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    1. sweetbay, I love these places too, thank you!

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  18. The perspective in these images is stunning. I love the trees and the lovely architecture. Nicely done. :)

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    1. Hilary, you're a photographer and I appreciate your opinion. Thank you!

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  19. St Petersburg is so beautiful! My husband has been to Russia about 28 times on business but has never been lucky enough to visit your incredible city. We both enjoyed these photos. Your photography is excellent!

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    1. Tammy, I hope the next 29th time your husband will be able to come to Saint Petesburg. And I'm glad the Hurricane has passed by your house. Thank you!

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  20. Hello Nadezda, I am very excited to nominate you for a Beautiful Blogger Award because I just love your blog! To accept all you have to do is tell us 7 things about yourself and nominate 15 other bloggers. You can find the BBA thumbnail on my blog if you'd like to post it on yours and, you know, show it off :)

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary and I send you a flower on my post:http://northern-garden.blogspot.ru/2012/10/beautiful-blogger-award.html

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