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Вечерний Петербург. Evening Petersburg. by VladimirKraft

Канал Грибоедова (до 1923 года — Екатерининский канал) — канал в Санкт-Петербурге, берущий начало от реки Мойки у Марсова поля и впадающий в Фонтанку у Мало-Калинкина моста.
Kanal Griboedova (Russian: канал Грибоедова) is a canal in Saint Petersburg, constructed in 1739 on the basis of the existing river Krivusha. In 1764–90, the canal was deepened, and the banks were reinforced and covered with granite.

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St. Petersburg. Fontanka. by VladimirKraft

Фонтанка — река в Санкт-Петербурге, протока дельты реки Невы, пересекающая центральную часть города. Длина реки — 7,6 км[1], ширина до 70 м, наибольшая глубина до 3,5 м.
Fontanka (Russian: Фонтанка) is a left branch of the river Neva, which flows through the whole of Central Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is 6,700 metres (22,000 ft) long; its width is up to 70 metres (230 ft), and its depth is up to 3.5 metres (11 ft). The Fontanka Embankment is lined with the former private residences of Russian nobility.
Ани́чков мост — один из самых известных мостов Санкт-Петербурга.
Постоянный каменный мост переброшен через Фонтанку по линии Невского проспекта в 1785 году.
Своим названием мост обязан подполковнику-инженеру Михаилу Аничкову, чей батальон во времена Петра Великого дислоцировался за Фонтанкой в так называемой Аничковой слободе.
The Anichkov Bridge (Russian: Аничков мост, Anichkov Most) is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The current bridge, built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08, combines a simple form with some spectacular decorations. As well as its four famous horse sculptures (1849–50), the bridge has some of the most celebrated ornate iron railings in Saint Petersburg. The structure is mentioned in the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoevsky.

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Saint Isaac’s Cathedral by gulich_79

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.
The cathedral took 40 years to construct, under Montferrand’s direction, from 1818 to 1858.
The cathedral’s main dome rises 101.5 metres (333 ft) and is plated with pure gold.

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Sankt-Petersburg by gulich_79

Palace Square is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.
The centre of the square is marked with the Alexander Column (1830–34), designed by Auguste de Montferrand. This red granite column (the tallest of its kind in the world) is 47.5 metres high and weighs some 500 tons. It is set so well that no attachment to the base is needed.
The square also serves as open-air venue for concerts by international acts, including Andrea Bocelli, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Anastacia, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Shakira, Madonna, Sting.

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Saint Petersburg by gulich_79

Griboedov channel and Church of the Savior on Blood.
This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was severely wounded and died in March 1881. The construction was funded by the imperial family.
Construction began in 1883 during the reign of Alexander III. The church was dedicated to be a memorial to his father, Alexander II.
The Church contains over 7500 square meters of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world.

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The bell tower of St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. by VladimirKraft

Колокольня Никольского морского собора. (Морской собор Святителя Николая Чудотворца и Богоявления) — первый морской собор, традиционно окормлявший моряков русского флота. Один из ярчайших памятников елизаветинского барокко в церковной архитектуре. Находится в Санкт-Петербурге на Никольской площади.
The bell tower of St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. (Никольский морской собор, Nikolskiy morskoy sobor) is a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral in the western part of Central Saint Petersburg. It has always been closely associated with the Russian Navy, serving as its main shrine until the Russian Revolution.

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