Photo: a late June summer night in Petersburg

22 Jun

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The Nevsky Prospect, in “Peter”.  The green baroque extravaganza on your right is the Stroganov Palace (yes, like in “Beef …)  On your left across the Nevsky with the lead dome is what was once Russia’s central Singer offices (yes, like in sewing-machines), which during Soviet times became the famed Dom Knigi — “the House of Books,” one the world’s most massive bookstores.  Now I think it’s a bank.

This is probably taken at like 1:00 am. It gets a little darker after that.  Then by 3:30 the full sun is up again.  Truth is it starts to drive you a little nuts after a while.  But it’s still breathtakingly beautiful.


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