Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Michael Garden in Saint Petersburg

        Last days the weather was nice, sunny but a bit cold +4 C therefore I headed to my favorite garden  to take pictures of falling yellow leaves. I realized that actually nature was not ready to get yellow, only some oaks started to throw off leaves and acorns.
The Michael Garden takes its name from the Michael Palace better known to visitors as the State Russian Museum. Throughout garden long and varied history it has been a formal French garden, then a hunting reserve, and also it housed labyrinths and fountains. When construction of the Michael Palace finished in 1825, the Garden was turned into a landscaped park.


On the banks of the Moika River, is an ornamental wrought-iron fence built in 19th century. Next to the fence there is a bed with blooming white roses and the very old oaks grew there, preserved since old times probably. On a canal despite of cold weather tourist boats were waiting for passengers for canal cruise.


I love watching another wrought-iron fence that separates Michael garden from the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood.



This fence actually is wrought-iron interweaving of branches, leaves, tulips, roses, dahlias and other flowers. In this time of year against the background of yellowing leaves, it looks very nice. Besides white roses hostas, pelargoniums, chrysanthemums, asters continue their blooming till now.


The Michael Garden was closed for restoration and opened again for St. Petersburg 300th anniversary in 2003. Today it is once again a favorite place for citizens to go for a walk or simply to relax and do nothing. Classical music concerts are often held here in late spring and summer.

34 comments:

  1. Nadezda, Garden Michael is beautiful.
    The blend of beautiful flowers, magnificent wrought iron fence.
    I'm not surprised that people like him.
    Nadezda, I wish you a nice Sunday.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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    1. You're right Lucja, many citizens come to relax here.
      Happy next week!

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  2. I do not like autumn. I forgot to mention this.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. I love beautiful autumn, not rain and cold wind :)

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  3. All wonderful photos of a fine place.

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  4. I love the wrought iron work. This was my grandfather's trade, although I don't think he made anything quite so beautiful.

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    1. Sure your grandfather knew to make many interesting things, Angie.

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  5. Oh, that's a beautiful place to walk !!!
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos !!
    Greetings

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  6. The wrought iron is very beautiful it is very skilled work

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  7. An absolutely beautiful garden...and I am surprised to see autumn is so slow there....here it is moving along quickly!

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    1. Donna, the two last days weather changed and almost all leaves fell down. Now we have +5..+6 C and wind. Autumn knows its business :((

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  8. That's a beautiful place! So many colors of fallen leaves, so exotic!

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    1. Your plants are exotic to me, Endah :0)

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  9. What an enchanting place! One could easily imagine a great writer or composer walking there slowly and sitting on a beautiful bench and creating his/her art. :) Gorgeous wrought-iron fences...
    Our deciduous trees are bare by now and I just came in after having changed the winter tyres on my car.
    Have a lovely new week!

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    1. The weather changed here as well, Sara. Yesterday and today is colder and windier and almost all leaves are falling down and flying along streets. Yes, it's time to change tyros!

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  10. I think I was in this area when I visited my son in St. Petersburg. It was mid-November and pretty cold. We did take a canal cruise, though.

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    1. Of course, Jason you've been in this place, you can see the Kazan Cathedral behind canal cruise boats. Usually November is colder than an end of October, I'm glad this autumn is not cold and hope November is warmer than usual.

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  11. Oh, Sankt-Peterburg looks so green! It's like October never reached you! :D
    Few hundred kilometers to west, all is in gold!
    Beautiful garden and beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. October is amazing here Tistou. Temps were +12..+10 C some days ago when I took these photos. Now we have +8 C and leaves started to fall down very fast. Your golden plants are beautiful.

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  12. Michael Garden looks a wonderful place to spend many moments, I should like to attend one of the classical music concerts in summer. St. Petersburg is still on our wishlist to visit. The wrought iron fence with the different flowers is a beauty!
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. It would be nice to see you in St. Petersburg, Janneke!

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  13. Such a beautiful place! I enjoyed seeing the palace and other pieces of architecture from St. Petersburg, a city I would love to visit, but probably will never have the opportunity to. It's still warm here, but we are ahead of you in terms of fall, since many of the leaves have already fallen.

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    1. Some trees are bare here during last days. Temps are low now and autumn is everywhere, Rose.

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  14. So pretty Nadezda. These gardens are so beautiful and I also love all the wonderful architecture. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  15. Preciosas todas Nadezda. Vuelve como cada año el otoño regalando colores y siempre diferentes.
    Ya en casa . Las vacaciones han sido muy buenas sin ningún percance ;)
    Hemos pasado del calorcito del mar al agua nieve de la sierra...Subimos el sábado a llevar unas flores.
    Buena semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Te envidio - quisiera tambien ver el mar y calor de la arena.
      Gracias Laura!

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  16. What a nice spot to visit. They don't make fancy wrought iron fences like the ones you have shown. The artistry is exquisite. I also noticed lovely tiles on the side of the gate.

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    1. Yes, Jennifer, these tiles are pretty as well. There are birds and flowers painted on decorative tiles.

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  17. Your city has so many beautiful places to visit! The wrought iron fence is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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