Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On Yelagin Island

Today I want to  tell you about my favorite park on Yelagin island. It's an island at the mouth of the Neva River, St. Petersburg. It's shooting out with the narrow cape into the Gulf of Finland, Baltic sea. It was a nice day when I crossed the bridge to the park on the island to stroll there.



There are several ponds within the island, big and small. Now in early autumn I enjoy nature, bright sparks on the water surface, old trees hanging above the water surface. I like to photograph weeping willows and water.


I met some animals, the squirrel was eating his breakfast a little pony named Sydney waited for kids want to ride.


Then I went to the other side of the Yelagin island. I have come to the 'swan lake' there 4 swans live but they didn't want to pose :-) Strolling along the pond I was wanting to see the perspective of the Gulf of Finland. Or better say the ex-perspective because it was closed by the new built highway.


Back to the park going to the Yelagin Palace I liked quietness, silence, shine water, large green lawns and high grasses, old trees lit by sun rays, I saw people on the green grass.


It was time to have lunch. I've sat at the table having crumpets and cold tea and looking at the Yelagin palace in a distance. 
Must to say I remember this palace many years. The palace and island takes its present name from the former owner Ivan Yelagin. In 19th century the island was bought on behalf of the Russian Monarchy. The Palace was constructed by Italian arquitect Carlo Rossi, English landscape park was created with the system of canals, bridges and ponds on the palace grounds.



Nowadays the Yelagin palace is the museum of Russian arts, crafts and interior, with a permanent exhibition on the ground and first floors.


I walked around the Palace, as I remembered a large rose garden in front of it. But alas, instead of roses I saw a green lawn. As I was explained the classical music concerts are held on the lawn every Wednesday.


Coming closer to the beautiful marble staircase, I happily noted that the old vases with sculptures looked pretty nice after the last renovation.


I spent some time just sitting on the grass, feeding ducks looking at the reflection of the willows. It was time to go home. 
I hope you liked this park on Yelagin island. If you're interested in here is a map of the island:


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42 comments:

  1. Nadezda, what a beautiful place! I love the greeness, the trees and the peaceful atmosphere in these pictures. Those swans are just lovely I wish I could see a white swan in person one day! The squirrel is very cute too, there are squirrels here too but unfortunately I rarely see them. greetings from South America!

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    1. Here squirrels are red unlike to the gray ones. The swans live in the garden all the year they don't fly away as the ducks do. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I really enjoyed your photos - that looks like such a beautiful park, and it looks as though you enjoyed wonderful weather while wandering around.

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    1. Yes, I did africanaussie. It was a wonderful day.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. A beautiful and serene park and palace. Thank you for taking us along!

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  4. There is so beautiful! Have a nice day Nadezda;-)

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  5. Weeping willow is one of my favorite trees.
    This place is very beautiful. Very relaxing. Beautiful architecture. I see you spent there a very nice time. Amazing post.
    Greetings, have a very nice days. :)

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    1. Thank you Aga. Have a nice Thursday!

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  6. Olá, pelas belas fotos, não me admira que o lindo parque seja o seu favorita, o mesmo é convidativo para passear.
    Continuação de boa semana,
    AG

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  7. What a lovely place, Nadezda! And your photos are gorgeous. The red squirrel is delightful! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week!

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  8. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. I love the one of the little boy feeding the ducks.

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    1. Yes, he's touching.The ducks have eaten all he brought them.

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  9. Oh Dear Nadezda!
    I want to see this one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg. I hope my dream will come true.
    Great is your relationship with the beautiful island.
    Kisses and greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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    1. I do hope as well Lucja. You'll be able to see my city and its museums.
      Thank you!

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  10. Preciosas fotos de un maravilloso lugar! Me encanta la ardilla!
    Buena semana, Nadezda.

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  11. Some stunning photos of the park on the Yelagin island. St. Petersburg is a place still on my wishlist to visit, especially the Hermitage.
    Greetings, Janneke

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    1. Janneke, I am sure you'll visit Hermitage one day. Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful Palace, grounds, and gardens. Thank you very much for the tour, and your lunch looks delicious. :-) Love the photo of the sweet pony too.

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    1. This pony loves attention, when he noticed I want to take its photo he posed me.
      Thank you, Judy!

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  13. Thanks for showing this marvelous park and palace. It looks indeed very Italian. It is a peaceful place, full of beautiful trees. You are lucky to go there from time to time. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. Yes, I am Hetty. It's not far from my place. Thank you!

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  14. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place Nadezda. Your photos are beautiful!

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    1. You're welcome Lee, glad you liked this park.

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  15. Se ve muy lindo, me encanta. Besos Nadezda.

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  16. Goodness, how beautiful. The park has been designed and kept wonderfully, it looks at the same time natural, like it had always been like that, and at the same time orderly and very pleasant.
    Pity for the roses, but a classical music concert held on that lawn must be a gorgeous experience.
    Thank you for a very interesting tour!
    As to your comment, yes, everything was more or less late this year, berries too. I just read a blog post (from Southern Finland) that stated that this year our summer was on the 3rd of September. It's so true and so hilariously tragic.
    Wishing you sweet September days!

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    1. You're right Sara this park looks tidy and is carefully keeping. I'm glad you liked this virtual tour, maybe one day you will visit it personally.

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  17. Beautiful park and Palace Nadezda. It makes me think how unfamiliar we are about your country.

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    1. Hi, Alistair! Therefore on my blog I try to tell you about my country and St. Petersburg. Thank you!

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  18. Thank you for these lovely scenes of beauty and tranquility. What a gem this park is. I would like to visit the museum of Russian art and crafts as well.

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    1. You're welcome! Right word is: it's a gem, Betty.

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  19. It is beautiful park and palacee, dear Nadezda! It must of been a very relaxing walk and visit.

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