Palace Square (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

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Palace Square is main square of Saint-Petersburg. You could see buildings with really amazing architecture.

Palace Square is considered to be the city’s main square and serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. On the northern side of the square stands the picturesque Baroque Winter Palace (built in 1754-62).

Across the square, on the southern side, stands the classical yellow-and-white building of the former Imperial Army General Staff (built between 1819 and 1829 by the Italian architect Carlo Rossi). The building encircles the Southern side of the square and combines a central arch, designed as a Triumphal Arch after the ancient architecture of the Classical World, through which you can reach Nevsky Prospekt.

On the eastern side the building of the former Royal Guards’ General Staff tastefully closes the panorama of Palace Square, while on the West the square borders with the Admiralty and the Admiralty Garden. With the guilded spire of the Admiralty and the dome of St Isaac’s clearly seen from here, the view westwards across the stone-clad expanse of Palace Square is quite breathtaking. In the middle of the square the Alexander Column creates an important focal point for this great architectural ensemble.

written by grad on 2009-05-19 in #world #locations

11 Comments

  1. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    I like your shots...wonderful gallery

  2. zeitfenster
    zeitfenster ·

    suuuper! like the other - great!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I love these shots...!

  4. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    beautiful!

  5. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    beautiful shots, grad!

  6. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    grad-processed films :)

  7. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Hey Grad - another good job! I like your gallery a lot! You have a very special style....

  8. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    Love number 5!

  9. stouf
    stouf ·

    Gorgeous !

  10. icpj
    icpj ·

    wow. Russia is beautiful.

  11. glenn
    glenn ·

    excellent

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