St. Petersburg at night

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St. Petersburg’s architecture glitters after the sun goes down.

On my second night in St. Petersburg, the sky was clear, the wind was gentle and the weather was nice but cold. The sights I had seen while walking in the city during the day appeared quite different at night!

Winter Palace. The storming of this palace in 1917 was a turning point of Russian Revolution

Statue of the river Dnieper at the northern Rostral column

Kunstkamera, the first museum in Russia

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Does this remind you of Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral?

St. Petersburg is an architecturally rich city. From Baroque to neoclassical to romanticist and finally constructivist/Stalinist style of construction, the city is a museum in itself and a wonderful place for an amateur architecture buff like me.

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery