Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas in Saint Petersburg, 2016


December is almost over and my most favorite holidays come - Christmas and New Year. Here traditionally they both are family holidays when people gather at the big table.
The city is very nicely
decorated, many Cathedrals and old buildings are lit at these cold, frosty nights.  
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (photo above) is one of them, its colonnade is beautifully illuminated.


Here is the famous Hermitage museum (or Winter Palace) at the Neva river embankment. The Neva River is partly frozen as the canals and small rivers are. The navigation from Baltic sea to Volga river is over. 


When the weather is wet and cold the tree branches are coated with hoarfrost, I like watching them through the warm home window :-) But some people love strolling along the frozen Neva.


The trees around the Saint Isaac Cathedral have been decorated with Christmas tree garlands, trunks seem very mysterious. The great Cathedral and especially its dome is illuminated as well.
 

The Nevski avenue and the Saint Isaac Cathedral at the festive nights, downtown (above).



There is the Mariinsky Palace, the Deputies' Legislative Assembly site at the Moika river embankment. As in others central squares, here artificial Christmas tree is set, decorated with garlands and stars.



I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friends bloggers!

 
Desejo-vos um Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo, queridos amigos blogueiros!

¡Les deseo una Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo, queridos amigos bloggers!

Toivotan teille hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta, rakkaat ystävät bloggaajia!

Ik wens u een vrolijk kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, lieve vrienden bloggers! 

Soovin teile häid jõule ja head uut aastat, kallid sõbrad  blogijate!  

Saya mengucapkan Selamat Natal dan Tahun Baru, teman-teman blogger! 

Jeg ønsker deg en riktig God Jul og Godt Nyttår, kjære venner bloggere!

Życzę Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, drodzy przyjaciele blogerów!

Я желаю вам счастливого Рождества и счастливого Нового года, дорогие друзья блоггеры!

    


Here is my video about clocks - time never stops:


82 comments:

  1. Lo mismo te deseo. Feliz Navidad.

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  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Nadezda! Sweet greetings:))

    xxBasia

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  3. Hoar frost always makes for a beautiful scene and I love the reflections in the river. Have a happy time over the festive period and I wish you all the best for the New Year.

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    1. I wish you good harvest in New year and a Merry Christmas Sue!

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  4. Thank you, dear Nadezda, for sharing these gorgeous photos.
    Thank you for your interesting posts throughout the year.
    Thank you for your lovely comment today! :)
    С Рождеством!

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    1. Kiitos Sara, Toivotan teille hyvää joulua !

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  5. Beautiful holiday photos. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well. :-)

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  6. Beautiful winter shots. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well.

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  7. Красивые места показывают на прекрасные картины. Я желаю вам мирного Рождества и хорошие 2017 года!

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    1. Спасибо и вам тоже радостного Рoждества, Giga!

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  8. Oh, how beautiful is there, right Christmas atmosphere. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yes, it is, Anne. A Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Moscow/St. Petersburgh looking so beautiful. It's one of my wish to spend Christmas there once. Do you live in the heart of Moscow or are you just visit Moscow and St. Petersburg? That time-video was nice -- so many clocks (or rather time-keeping instruments). Where is this museum located?

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    1. KL, I was born and live in Saint Petersburg, and I love my city very much. I'm glad you liked the pictures of Christmas here. My video of Clock collection I've made in British museum in London.

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    2. Nadezda, I am coming to visit you then. St. Petersburg has always been a dreamy place for me :-D as I grew up reading about it and Russian literature. And, you can be our guide :-D.

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    3. KL, I'm sure you will like my city, especially in season of 'white nights' in June-July, when there is no dark time at all.

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    4. Dear Nadezda, wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

      I heard about that plane crash near Sochi. What a tragedy especially during Christmas. Any news on that? When will all these horrible things stop?

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    5. Yes, it is a tragedy, KL. I loved listening to musicians of the Alexander Chorus, especially their song 'Kalinka'. Now the investigation is doing, hope we will know the result soon.

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    1. A Merry Christmas to you too, Lucja!

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  11. Wonderful video, and your photos are gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you, dear Nadezda! :)

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    1. Thank you dear Linda, glad you liked my video.

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  12. What very beautiful photographs! Magical! thank you. And you have a wonderful Christmas too,Nadezda!

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  13. Your pictures are enchaning. The lights and the snow, we can only dream of that. Enjoy your festive season. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Hetty, the weather is very changeable here too, snow drops and melts. I love white Christmas as well. Season greetings!

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  14. Such a beautiful town !!
    Thanky you for your wishes !!
    Merry Christmas to you, too !!

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  15. Vedo spesso le foto di questa città storica! Deve essere proprio uno spettacolo in questo periodo!

    Buon Natale :)

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    1. Yes, Saint Petersburg is spectacular in season holidays, Pontos. Buon Natale to you too!

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  16. Great photos of the beautiful Sint Petersburg. It is still on my bucket list to visit.....
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Nadezda!

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    1. A Merry Christmas to you, dear Janneke!

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  17. Preciosas todas las fotos!!!
    Te deseo una buena Navidad Nadezda 🎄🎅🕯🎄 С Рождеством. Que pases felices fiestas en compañía de tu familia.
    Besos

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    1. Gracias, Laura, te agradezco mucho y deseo a ti y a Paco lo mismo.

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  18. Wesołych Świąt, Nadezda :)
    ps. St. Petersburg mucho impressionado ;)

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    1. Thank you , ekolandia, wish you a merry Christmas!

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  19. Gracias, igualmente Felices Navidades Saludos

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    1. Gracias por visitar mi blog, Jose Ramon.

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  20. Beautiful.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Barbara for stopping by and a Merry Christmas!

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  21. Dearest Nadezda!
    I feel sorry for you and to the Russian Nation
    They died great artists. I was at their concert.
    I join with the families of sorrow and grief.
    Lucja

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    1. Thank you Lucja, it's a tragedy of Russia and grief to their families too.

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  22. Gorgeous city views Nadezda! Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the new year!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, season greetings to you too!

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  23. Dear Nadezda,
    I join with Lucja in conveying my sadness for this tragedy. Thoughts are with all who grieve for their loved ones. A great loss!

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  24. Feliz ano de 2017 com a concretização de todos os sonhos,
    AG

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    1. Gracias, Antonio, te deseo todo lo mejor en Ano Nuevo!

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  25. Feliz año Nuevo 💖 С Новым годом. Te deseo lo mejor para el año 2017 Nadezda.
    Nos vemos el año que viene 😉
    Besos.

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    1. Creo que el ano nuevo sea mas tranquilo, mas paz y menos las tragedias. Gracias Laura!

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  26. Such a wonderful photos beautifulllllll palces!

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  27. Dear Nadezda, Your city is beautiful, especially at this time of year! Thank you for the tour both of Saint Petersburg and of the clock museum. I wish you warm and loving holidays and offer my condolences for the loss of The Alexandrov Ensemble. I've listened to their recordings since I was very young and very much admired them.

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    1. Oh, Peter, I loved listening to them as well, especially their song "Kalinka". It was a tragedy for us. Thank you!

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  28. Dear Nadezda!

    I wish you Happy New Year 2017 from the bottom of my heart.
    Lucja

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    1. Thank you Lucja, let New year be more peaceful and happier.

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  29. What impressive buildings. My father loved clocks and your video brought back nice memories of him. Happy new year!

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    1. I'm glad my video reminded you your family, Juliet. Thank you and happy New Year!

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  30. Wishing you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year 2017

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    1. Thank you very much, Nezumi, happy New year to you too!

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  31. Iluninação maravilhosa! Fotos magníficas!


    Encontre o caminho para um ano novo cheio de paz, fé, saúde e muita harmonia.
    Deixe para trás tudo que não deu certo e
    olhe para o futuro com esperança.

    FELIZ ANO NOVO!!!

    ✿゚ه.‿⎠

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    1. Ines, me gustaron tus palabras: olhe para o futuro com esperança. Es cierto!
      Feliz ano nuevo a ti y tu familia!

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  32. Thank you very much for your beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
    Happy New 2017 Year !!

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    1. Dear Ela, I'm very appreciated to you for our blog friendship too, happy new year!

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  33. HAPPY NEW YEAR Nadezda girl !!!!!
    Thank you for stopping by with your warm wishes : )
    Your pictures are absolutely stunning .. I saw a documentary on the Hermitage museum and it was amazing !
    You are also amazing ! So many languages , so much travelling, such a great gardener ! Well done YOU !
    I hope this coming new year will be wonderful one for you !
    Best Wishes !
    Joy : )

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    1. Joy, I'm sure you were interested watching movie about Hermitage museum. I've been there many times and every time I find something new.
      I do hope this year will be kind and peaceful.
      Thank you Joy for your such warm words!

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  34. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!

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    1. You're welcome, Lee and happy New year to you too!

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  35. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Nadezda! And best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year! What a beautiful city!

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    1. Rose, thank you for your kind wishes, happy New year to you too!

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  36. Aitäh heade soovide eest, kallis Nadezda! I wish you the best New Year ever and may all your dreams come true! :)

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    1. Thank you very much Tistou. Happy new year to you too!

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  37. I love to see St Petersburg under the snow – it is a magical sight. It must be so cold walking along the Neva! Stay warm.

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    1. Yes, it is, Vagabonde, but not very cold. I'm pleased you liked St. Petersburg in winter.

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  38. The lights and buildings are really beautiful there. Great photos!

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