Palace Square

Palace Square is a large open square surrounded by historical building in the center of St Petersburg.  There are a number of key landmarks in the square; Alexandar Column, Winter Palace, the General Staff Building and the Guard Corps Headquarters.  In the photograph below the general Staff Building and Alexandar Column are visible. Alexandar ColumnContinue reading “Palace Square”

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg was built on the site where Alexander II was wounded resulting in his death in March 1881. While travelling passed this area a gernade was thrown under the carriage of Alexander II, it was a secondary blast that mortally wounded him. Construction began inContinue reading “Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood”

St Petersburg

From Helsinki there are ferries leaving daily for places such as Tallinn, Stockholm and St Petersburg. If you keep your eye on the websites you can usually find a very tempting deal. I had been to Stockholm and Tallinn numerous times in the past, it was now time for something different, St Petersburg. With a changeContinue reading “St Petersburg”