Postcard Series 16: St. Petersburg, Russia

Population: 4,662,547
Other Names:
Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991), Simply Petersburg and or is informally known as Piter
Capital: Moscow
Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)
Languages: Russian

Famous Landmarks: Beloselsky-Belozerksy Palace, Peter the Great’s Palace, Menshikov Palace, State Russian Museum, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, The Peter and Paul Fortress, The Church of the Savior on Blood, Palace Embankment, Winter Palace, Griboyedov Canal

Lonely Planet Guide to St. Petersburg
Travel to Saint Petersburg
Virtual Tour of St. Petersburg

My very first postcard from Russia! This is the classic signature photo of St. Petersburg in Russia showing the Neo-Baroque Beloselsky-Belozerksy Palace built in the 18th century.  On the foreground is the Anichkov Bridge. The one time residential palace is described as “an architectural monument of the Eclectic style.”

From a residential home, it was sold to the government in 1917 and became the house of the District Committee of the Communist Party. It was severely damaged during the war in 1941-1945. It has then undergone reconstruction and restoration. As of 1991, the building is used by the Municipal Cultural Centre.

Thank you very much Mr. Alexander. Sorry for the delay, my postcard back is on its way to you! Better late than never! 🙂

Created by dmeemai » Posted on July 10, 2008 » Filed in Featured Countries, Postcard Series, Russia » Link


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