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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Russia: Historic Center of St. Petersburg and Related Group of Monuments

"The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage."
Source : UNESCO World Heritage Site List
The ensembles designed in St Petersburg and the surrounding area by several international architects exerted great influence in the 18th and 19th centuries on the development of architecture and monumental arts in Russia and Finland. The site links outstanding examples of Baroque imperial residences with the architectural ensemble of St Petersburg, the Baroque and neoclassical capital par excellence. St Petersburg was, moreover, directly associated with events of universal significance.
 The card also feature two beautiful stamps - one with a castle issued in 2011 and the other showing a boat, issued in 2009.
I am sure that you will like this postcard. You can see another post regarding the same postcard at my regular postcard blog here.
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