Category Archives: Slideshow

Photo: Walking a Dog

A man walks his dog in a strip of grass adjacent to the Gulf of Finland.

A man walks his dog in a strip of grass adjacent to the Gulf of Finland.

Flying a Kite by the Gulf

A man flies a kite near the Gulf of Finland.

A man flies a kite near the Gulf of Finland.

Photos from The Hermitage

 

The Winter Palace, also called The Hermitage, houses a huge number of pieces of Western art. In front of the palace is Palace Square, site of the 1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre.

The Winter Palace, also called The Hermitage, houses a huge number of pieces of Western art. In front of the palace is Palace Square, site of the 1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre.

The Winter Palace, or Hermitage, now houses a massive collection of European art. Prior to 1917, it was the official residence of the Russian Tsar. It was also the site of the provisional government following the Tsar’s overthrow, and was stormed and ransacked during the Bolshevik Revolution.

Click here to see a few photographs from inside The Winter Palace.

Slideshow: Artillery Museum

Missiles

Missiles

Click here to see photographs from the Artillery Museum in St. Petersburg.

Slideshow: Tsarskoye Selo

In Russia, things are often under repair, including the palaces.

In Russia, things are often under repair, including the palaces.

Tsarskoye Selo, a palace built by Catherine, lies on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. During the Second Great Patriotic War, Nazis occupied and trashed the palace, and stole the vaunted amber room. That room was recently restored, and is the only one in which pictures are forbidden during the tour.

For more photos from the castle and a few from around St. Petersburg, click here.

Slideshow: First days in Petersburg

The view from the steps of Primorskaya Metro, a block from our apartment.

The view from the steps of Primorskaya Metro, a block from our apartment.

Click here for a slideshow of photogaphs from my first few days in St. Petersburg.