The ninth-formers of our school made an exciting trip to St Petersburg in June 2008.
We got wonderful impressions. St Petersburg and its suburbs have retained to this day fabulously rich royal residences, palaces and churches. Monuments and arcs, columns and obelisks decorate the city’s streets; green parks and gardens hide behind its ornate fences. Bridges with elegant lanterns and lacy metal handrails span St Petersburg rivers and canals. The northern capital is especially beautiful in the light White Nights.
We took a lot of pictures, here’re some of them.
The Smolny Cathedral
St Isaac's Square.Monument to Nicholas I
View of the Great Palace and Grand Cascade
Marvelous fountains of Peterhof
Triton Tearing Open the Jaws of a Sea Monster
University Embankment. Pier in front of the Academy of Arts.
Sphinx from Egypt
The Peter and Paul Fortress
The Cannon on the Naryshkin Bastion fires every day at noon
In the halls of the Winter Palace, the State Hermitage
The Peacock Clock
Grand Hall of the Palace
Wonderful corners of the Catherine Park