Russia - Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

"The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Aerial view of St Petersburg. Thanks to DAO of England for mailing this awesome postcard.

Postcard 2
Vintage reprint postcard of main facase of Stock Exchange Building - Bizhevaya Square and Rostral Column, 1903. Thanks to Piotr of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Postcard 3 - St. Petersburg, Rostral Column
This 2003 card commemorates the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg (1703-2003).

Postcard 4 - The Hermitage, The Winter Palace
The Hermitage is world famous for its beautiful elegant building and the masterpieces of art housed in this museum. Note the special Hermitage cancellation. Thanks to Karmanovsky of St. Petersburg.

Postcard 5 - Cathedral of Resurrection, St. Petersburg
Again thanks to Karmanovsky with special Hermitage cancellation.

Postcard 6 - Kazan Cathedral
Kazan is the icon of Mother God. Thanks to Anna of St. Petersburg.

Postcard 7 - Church of Resurrection of Christ
Great postcard of Church of the Resurrection of Christ in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thanks to Birgit of Germany.

Postcard 8
Thanks to Irina of Russia.


Postcard 9
Thanks to Kate of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Postcard 10
Aerial view of Mikhailovsky (Engineer's) Castle and city's Central and Vasilyevsky District of Saint Petersburg. Thanks to Valentina of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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