Wednesday, 30 November 2016
St. Petersburg Photographs c1850s
I am passionate about my research and I am obsessed with following the minutest leads I stumble across. I can’t remember what to buy in the grocery store without a list, yet ask me about the Winter Palace or my next book and I will babble on for hours until your eyes glaze over.
There are times though I stop and delight in the enchantment of my discoveries. One such moment was finding the photographs (below) of St. Petersburg in the 1850s; a window into the past of the city that Nicholas I and his son Alexander knew.
Aerial of the Admiralty and Winter Palace
Winter Palace & Palace Square
New Hermitage & Millionnaya
Winter Palace facing the Admiralty
Admiralty & Gorokhovaya Ul
Senate & Synod
Statue of Nicholas I, St. Isaac’s Square
Statue of Peter the Great
Chapel on Nicholas Bridge
Academy of Arts