At one point in my life, I may have given the title of Europe’s most beautiful city to Venice or Paris, but I couldn’t possibly say that now I’ve been to St Petersburg. Elegant yet statuesque, if St Petersburg were a woman she’d bring even Casanova down onto his knees. (Photo of Chesme Church in St Petersburg #Russia)
The purpose of the KunstKamera exhibition in its day was to educate the Russian population with scientific and anthropological discoveries, so they could be liberated from superstition and dogmas which suppress scientific growth. This museum is a must when visiting St #Petersburg!
Also know as the Summer Palace, this was perhaps the most beautiful area I visited in St Petersburg. Historically fascinating as well because Catherine Palace was also home to the infamous Amber Room, reportedly looted by the Nazis and never found again. However, now contains a very ornate replica.
Kazan Cathedral, St Petersburg. A vision of golden spires and gilded domes, of pastel palaces and ethereal cathedrals, St Petersburg is far closer to a fantasy than the reality of any ordinary city. Filled with pleasures for those who court beauty and culture, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe and reverence as you walk down streets laden with dramatic sculptures and imposing buildings. The only place I’ve been before that possessed a similar sense of drama is Rome.