A prominent building on Nevsky Prospect (the main avenue of St. Petersburg), Dom Knigi is St. Petersburg's largest book store since having been taken over two years after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. Several local publishing houses also have their offices here.
From its construction in 1904 until 1917 it was the German owned Russian HQ of America's Singer Sewing Machine Co. The glass globe on the roof is the Singer trademark.
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batalay (37205) 2013-03-13 8:52
You've chosen an excellent vantage point, featuring a pair of orthogonal façades (an example of two-point perspective). The resolution and colors are both flawless. I also have a photo of this building on Nevsky Prospect, but I did not know that it was a bookstore. Perhaps that is just as well, I cannot remember ever visiting a bookstore and not making a purchase. I wonder if they carry the Russian Edition of my book Math and the Mona Lisa about Leonardo da Vinci.