In the Nevka river opposite the hotel St. Petersburg is the Aurora Cruiser from the Russo-Japanese war, built in 1900. From a downstream mooring on the night of 25 October 1917, its crew fired a blank round from the forward gun demoralizing the Winter Palace's defenders and marking the start of the October Revolution. During WWII, the Russians sank it to protect it from German bombs. Now restored and painted in pretty colors, it's a living museum.
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tedesse (24294) 2013-01-26 4:37
Interesujaca pocztowka z Petersburga z historycznym krazownikiem! Ladny kadr i piekne kolory, dobra ostrosc, a piekne, zgrabne dziewczyny uzupelniaja widok.
dip (22232) 2013-01-26 4:57
a well clear and sharp photo of the old ship and the people in the foreground,
nice capture of the scene,
interesting details,thanks for sharing,
Sergiom (48884) 2013-01-26 5:56
Je me demande bien ce qui était ton sujet principal. Le bateau de guerre en arrière plan ou la jolie blonde en uniforme devant. Peu importe ils sont tous les deux sous leur plus beau jour.
shevchenko (18989) 2013-01-30 17:56
Good frame and clear to show the old cruiser, I like their colourful costume too, informative note for study the related history, interesting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
holmertz (33461) 2013-02-05 12:21
An fine ship with an interesting history, looking good at this old age. The inclusion of the brightly dressed people gave you a fine foreground. Their blue and yellow uniforms make me think they are Swedish (which they probably are not), or maybe Ukrainian? The light is fine and the colours are excellent.
tomi1 (2096) 2013-03-25 18:25
(You have visited my gallery in the photo taken in Copacabana. Unfortunatelly had no time for the local beach. Certainly will return there to appreciate it more). Indeed this is a colossal ship thinking in the under part of it. I imagine it quite sank. The visible part above the surface is enough to the combat actions. So I think the modern ones are much bigger. Perhaps at that time there were ships both higher and longer. So many marines lost their lifes for what!...Lucky the ones that never hold a weapon!...Regards. Domingos
macjake (48279) 2013-06-20 6:17
what a great subject to post on TE!
and what i'd give to go inside that floating museum and take many many photos!!
and its nice to see people in the fg too, giving it a fg/bg separation.
very clear photo, sharp and colorful.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (2811)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-29
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 4:27