The Kunstkammer, Peter the Great's gallery of curiosities, is an interesting example of early Russian Baroque. Built between 1718 and 1734 and became the first Natural Science Museum in Russia, and it included a library and an observatory. In 1878 it became the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology. The museum's displays include items which illustrate the daily lives and cultures of many different countries.
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jemaflor (91201) 2013-01-19 4:57
Well composed with statue in the fg and this interesting architecture in the other side of the blue Neva, Perfect sharpness, tfs.
Sergiom (70492) 2013-01-19 5:43
Une très belle construction d'image. Le regard se porte à la même place que celui du lion à l'avant plan. L'image est profonde et nette et jouit d'une belle luminosité.
siolaw (38292) 2013-01-19 21:39
You have good colours, light and general quality, and the compo and subject itselt are of interest with pleasant depth and contrast between the statue and the architecture of the building in the BG...
fabianoleite (10262) 2013-01-21 4:58
Excellent point of view with the lion facing the construction and the water in the middle, very well designed and executed. Congratulations!
macjake (63128) 2013-01-25 6:34
Saint Petersburgh is a city, and Russia a country that is very high up on my travel list....can't wait to visit here one day :)
Saint Petersburgh is famous for its waterways and Museums....you have both here.
classic Baroque styling.
I like how the composition is divided.
sacavem (18620) 2013-02-22 10:51
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition. Beautiful Saint Petersburg.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-09 8:09
Great composition with the statue of lion on the massive granite plate in the foreground and the beautiful building of Kunstkammer, very sharp, with perfect detailing, being the main subject and placed so successfully in the shot! The lion facing the building and sort of "walking" towards it directs our gaze to it, as well, and lends a feeling of depth and perspective to the photo.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (4067)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 4:46