Venice of the North

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.

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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!

{carole}

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8 Responses to Venice of the North

  1. TBM says:

    I love cities with canals. Makes for great photos. Have a great weekend!

  2. susan says:

    Wonder what it looks like midwinter and if skaters are allowed

  3. Caroline says:

    Reminds me of Venice. I love canals. Nice shot.

  4. 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.

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