Before I visited St. Petersburg, I had a vague idea of it being near a river, but didn’t know the city had lots of canals. Peter the Great designed the city as another Venice, and St. Petersburg has 342 bridges over canals and rivers of various sizes.
This photo was taken near the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood and shows the Griboedov Canal.
I’ll have a post on the church on Tuesday.
Great weekend, everyone!
I love cities with canals. Makes for great photos. Have a great weekend!
I love them too, TBM. St. Petersburg was such a great surprise.
Wonder what it looks like midwinter and if skaters are allowed
If I could stand the cold, I’d love to see the city in the winter, Susan. I read that the Neva River freezes unless the winter is mild. I imagine that the canals freeze a lot faster.
Reminds me of Venice. I love canals. Nice shot.
Thanks, Caroline. It’s much less crowded and lighter than Venice, but I love that city too.
Oh, wow, I really didn’t know about the canals in St.Petesburg, one more reason to visit this beautiful city. Thank you for sharing.
It was such a nice surprise! We had that happen a lot on this trip. 🙂