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Wet winter

St.Petersburg, Russia, January 8, 2005, as seen from the top of St.Isaac's Cathedral (the tallest building in the city's historic part.)
The triple dome is Izmailov Infantry Regiment Cathedral (early 19th century.)

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jefzila
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
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..cool..
ex_hectop
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Back in the 1989 USSR, I was guiding an american tour group around Kiev. Once we were passing the gray five-story building at Vladimirskaya 33, I told them that it was the tallest building in the city. Everyone was wondering how could it be so? The answer was simple: "it's the KGB headquarters, even from the first floor you can see Siberia!"
cinamonas
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
nice foto.
O like the light reflections on the roofs
sirsucknasty
Jan. 26th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
great picture. so expansive! do you have a bigger version? i'd like to see it...well, BIGGER. :)
wolk_off
Jan. 27th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
here. 120 kb (1200x900 dots.) I'll keep it there for a couple of days.
sirsucknasty
Jan. 27th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
thanks!
emjayne
Jan. 27th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Thank you. I keep a small bank of photos as travel inspiration, and this one made it in, easy. Hope you don't mind.
wolk_off
Jan. 27th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
Go ahead. As soon as you don't sell it, use it as you wish :)
emjayne
Jan. 28th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Many thanks. I've no intention of selling it. ~MJ
marusja
Jan. 26th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Izmailov Cathedral
My favorite building in St.-Petersburg...
wolk_off
Jan. 27th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Izmailov Cathedral
I like its appearance far away, its blue triple dome nicely finishing some streets' perspective. But I have to admit that I don't really like it from a distance shorter than one mile :)
gaya_
Jan. 27th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Correction: this cathedral is not the tallest one :) St.Peter's & Paul Fortress has the tallest belltower that was built about a hundred years earlier. (DB)
wolk_off
Jan. 27th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yes Gaya and DB, nice to see you both here, but can you make it to the top of St.Peter and Paul's? I seriously doubt it, while there is a special tourist gallery on St.Isaac's dome :)
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