Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Saint Petersburg at Night, December 2019


Today I want to invite you for a walk along the Neva River embankment in St. Petersburg. Winter is here, the temperature is 0 C + 1C. There is no snow, but days are short and darkness begins at 6 p.m. All buildings in the downtown are lit.
The first thing I want to show is the building of the State Mining University. It was built in the 18th century.  Many engineers graduated University since that time.  
The building's facade and the main entrance is decorated with 12 columns, and a coat of arms of a two-headed eagle is located above them.


The sculpture of two struggling men is located near the main entrance. Here is the hero of Hercules and the giant Antaeus, who kept earthly treasures.


We go further along the river and see the domes of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. In 19th century the monastery church in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin was founded in the pseudo-Russian style.





I showed you this church in my previous post, this is a view inside:


In the 1920s, all values ​​of the church were removed by the authorities, and the rest of the monks were arrested. The priceless wall paintings were simply painted over. Restoration work began in 1990, which is still going on.



Let's look at the Neva river. The Palace bridge and the Winter palace (Hermitage) is seen in a distance. It was snowing last night, the embankment of  the Neva river got white. 
Our walk is over. To be continued...



34 comments:

  1. You live in a wonderful, historic city, Nadezda with art, culture and history aplenty, to say nothing of tragedy. It has been very interesting to take this walk with you and I look forward to the next segment.

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    1. You're right David, St. Petersburg is an historical and cultural city.
      Former capital of Russian Empire. I think to write more of the city at night.

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  2. Thank you Nadezda for this walk in your town. St Petersburg is such a beautiful city with great architecture. It is a big city too and when we were there I enjoyed watching it from inside a vehicle! I’d love to go back, even though we stayed there a week that was too little time to see it well and the second time we did not stay long either. I look forward to seeing more of your walks and your city - so interesting.

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    1. I remember Vagabonde the day we met and had lunch together. It was a beautiful place on the Griboedov Canal. I agree - my city is huge, and it takes more time to see the most.

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  3. Hello Nadezda!

    Beautiful walk beside Neva. I have lately read a book about Katharina the great and Potemkin, and a book about the last days of Tsar Nikolai ll. I love to read about history :)
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Dear Marit, it's a surprise to know you're interested in Russian history.
      I've read too about Catharine II and have seen the film about her life. Glad you liked my photos.

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  4. Un paseo nocturno precioso Nadezda. Vives en una ciudad con mucha historia y una gran arquitectura. No sé si algún día la visitaré amiga, de momento me conforno viendo a siempre a verte.
    Buen miércoles.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, creo que un día puedes visitar San Petersburgo y podemos encontrarnos.
      Besos.

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  5. Dear Nadezda!
    St. Petersburg is beautiful at night. The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin made a great impression on me. I am looking forward to another walk in St. Petersburg.
    Hugs. Anita

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    1. Thank you Anita, I promise to show other interesting places of my city at night.
      Hugs!

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  6. There are so many beautiful buildings in St Petersburg. I enjoy seeing them all lit up. It is dark here by 6pm too. Winter is upon us.

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    1. Yes winter is here too Lisa. I can take picture so the temperature is not much cold.
      Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  7. Lovely photos darkness falls here around 4:00 courtesy of moving the clocks back an hour in November.

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    1. This year the clock was not moved back in Russia, we live by Summer time Sue.

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  8. Tengo tantas ganas de conocer San Petersburgo. Leí varios libros de la Segunda Guerra mundial sobre el cerco al que fue sometido ( el entonces llamado Leningrado ) hablaba de tantos lugares,siempre pense en visitarlo...espero hacerlo algún día. Un abrazo.

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    1. Espero tambien Teresa de verte in San Petersburgo. Interesante que leiste sobre la historia de la ciudad.
      Buen fin de semana.

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  9. Precioso, todo es muy bonito. Espectaculares fotos Nadezda, muchas gracias por el paseo. Besos.

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    1. De nada, Lola. Que bien te gustan mis fotos.

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  10. You live in a wonderful, historic city.
    Your photographs are fabulous.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Dear Friend,
    thank you so much for these wonderful pictures. St. Petersburg is on my travell list since ages and I really really really should visit your amazing town.
    Happy days and all my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. I'm glad you liked my photos Elizabeth and hope you're able to visit my city one day.
      Happy Sunday!

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