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I'm well aware of the general opinion about St-Petersburg as a elegant, stylish but "unrealistic" city, "city of museums and museum of the city", as Dostoyevsky wrote once, "most unreal and strange city in the world".
This maybe right if one look only at the Neva river embankments, Palace Square and Nevsky Avenue and so on; but if take some small effort and walk only one kilometer or so from Nevsky and major sights, to the districts around Mariinsky Theater, one can find nice, cozy, homely and unofficial-looking places.
There are lot of small bridges across small channels, embankments built with houses made mostly in XIX century, some decent churches and so on.
If you happen to be in St-Petersburg, take a small detour from the major sights and walk in these places, maybe you will like them.

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  • Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 725 W: 0 N: 1683] (8387)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-08 2:31
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