The English Embankment or English Quay is a street along the Neva River in Central Saint Petersburg.
It has been historically one of the most fashionable streets in Saint Petersburg. The English Embankment spans between the New Admiralty Canal, and the Decembrists Square, where it becomes the Admiralty Embankment
One of the most prestigious locations in St. Petersburg, the English Embankment today is mostly home to corporate offices located in former palatial houses of imperial Russian nobility and pre-revolutionary foreign embassies. It is very a popular sightseeing destination among tourists because of the wonderful view of the Neva and palaces across the river.
The Menshikov Palace and the Academy of Arts building on the Vasilevsky Island across the river. Many boat tours start at the embankment, taking tourists on a journey about canals and bridges of St. Petersburg
The Constitutional Court of Russia is scheduled to move to the former Senate and Synod buildings at the Decembrists Square and English Embankment in St. Petersburg by 2008. The move will partially restore Saint Petersburg’s historic status, making the city the second judicial capital.
A picture can tell innumerable stories and messages, and such is the photography of Igor Posner, whose oeuvre of St. Petersburg's streets and everyday culture can transcend larger-than-life, a feat that the wordsmiths of timeless Russian literature have mastered.
Kenneth Bachor used to work as a photo editor for the Rolling Stone, ABC News or TIME, just to name a few. His passion for photography was triggered by old record's artwork and is fueled today by street culture, skating and coffee.
In the art world, there's an unspoken rule that one has to stick with a single art form: a "'til death do us part" pact between medium and artist. But English artist Rebecca Rose Harris doesn't like to boxed in four corners. Her photography is a reflection of her other works with various mediums.
This month come and see the new exhibition by Brian May and choose your own camera for our workshops. Either test out some LomoChrome Purple film in the Soho streets or have a go at chasing shadows, light trails and reflections in our evening workshop.
Being a great street photographer doesn't mean you should be shooting at famous capitals for their architecture or their visual appeals -- it's taking the heart of humanity in the city -- and the Big Apple just happens to win everyone at that.
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A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy delves into the joys of finding a cheap, reliable camera that is perfect for a particular project.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Amsterdam, there's much to learn.