Griboyedov Canal (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

3

Griboyedov Canal was constructed in 1739. Its consist of 21 bridges that across the canal.

It starts from the Moyka River and flows into the Fontanka River. Its length is 5 km, with a width of 32 m. Before 1923 it was called Catherine Canal, after the empress Catherine the Great, during whose rule it was deepened. The Communist authorities renamed it after the Russian playwright and diplomat Alexandr Griboyedov, who lived on the bank of the canal. There are 21 bridges across the canal, Bank Bridge is one of them.

This canal, stretching 5 km (3 miles) through the very centre of the city, is crossed by 21 bridges. It was constructed in 1739 to move cargo from Sennaya ploshchad, and named after the Russian playwright and diplomat, Alexander Griboedov. Boat trips are widely available in the summer months, but walking their banks is also a very good way to literally view a cross-section of the city and what it has to offer. What you’ll see will range from the industrial to the picturesque and parochial, but whether frozen or fluid they offer an unbeatable guide to the gamut of St Petersburg.

The canal is also considered a street; Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova (The Griboyedov Canal Quay), although the St. Peterburgians just say Canal Griboyedov.

written by grad on 2009-07-05 in #world #locations #russia #saint-petersburg #canal

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Brilliant as usual ! If I ever come to Russia, I'll come to thank you personally for these posts. Cheers !

  2. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Wonderfull photos from a wonderfull place !!!
    Congratulations !!!

  3. rater
    rater ·

    Great colors in the photos!! Looks like a little Venice...

More Interesting Articles

  • Gallery Alert: Film Noir Silkscreens and a New Film by John Stezaker

    written by cheeo on 2014-10-17 in #news
    Gallery Alert: Film Noir Silkscreens and a New Film by John Stezaker

    Some iconic photographs consisted of shadows and silhouettes. It’s no wonder that artist John Stezaker used them in his latest exhibit and film release.

  • To Russia with Love (Part 3)

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-03-03 in #world #lifestyle #locations
    To Russia with Love (Part 3)

    In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.

    6
  • Dikasapi and his Weapon of Choice: Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-28 in #lifestyle
    Dikasapi and his Weapon of Choice: Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day

    With its superb lens, dikasapi considers the LC-A+ Russia Day as the best among his LC-A camera collection. Learn more about his adventures with this camera in this edition of Weapon of Choice!

    2
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Kelly Angood and the Exciting World of Pinhole Photography

    written by jacobs on 2015-04-03 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Kelly Angood and the Exciting World of Pinhole Photography

    The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!

    2
  • LC-A Goes To: Saint Petersburg, Russia

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-05 in #world #locations
    LC-A Goes To: Saint Petersburg, Russia

    As the iconic LC-A celebrates its 30th birthday this month, we think it's only timely that we look back to Lomography's roots and shine the spotlight on the camera's birthplace, Saint Petersburg. If you haven't been there yourself, or if you have and simply wanted to be reminded of the beauty of the place, we've compiled a few select lomographs taken using no less than the LC-A by our community members!

  • Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    written by jokelangens on 2014-10-03 in #world #locations
    Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • 12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    written by Maaike van Stratum on 2015-04-12 in #world #lifestyle
    12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.

    1
  • Россия в картинках (Russia in Pictures): Almaty Kasakh Models

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-07 in #world #locations
    Россия в картинках (Russia in Pictures): Almaty Kasakh Models

    In his latest travel series, Herr Willie shares a selection of fine photographs from his Russian adventures and tells the stories behind them.

    1
  • Solar Eclipses and Beyond

    written by pan_dre on 2015-03-20 in #gear #news
    Solar Eclipses and Beyond

    The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!

  • Shop News

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Shoot wider and bigger with this new instax camera that has film format twice the size of the instax mini films!

  • A Beach Holiday in St. Gilles Croix de Vie, 1981

    written by wesco on 2014-08-30 in #lifestyle
    A Beach Holiday in St. Gilles Croix de Vie, 1981

    While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!

  • Early Color Photographs From Russia To Be Showcased in Upcoming Exhibit

    written by chooolss on 2014-07-30 in #news
    Early Color Photographs From Russia To Be Showcased in Upcoming Exhibit

    For two and a half months beginning August 1, an exhibition of color photographs taken between the 1860s and the 1980s in Russia will be held in London. Details after the jump!

  • By Number Series by Hyungmin Moon

    written by natalieachao on 2014-06-19 in #lifestyle

    Based on a set of formulated rules constructed by the artist himself, Hyungmin Moon's 'By Numbers' exhibition in Singapore is a fascinating conceptualization of social issues.