This is the Peter & Paul Cathedral, which is located inside the Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. The tall thin, gold covered spire is very distinctive, and it's visible from a long distance as it is the tallest structure in St. Petersburg (127m)
The cathedral is the burial place of all of the Tsars from Peter the Great onward. The Peter and Paul Fortress was one of the first things built in St. Petersburg, and in those days it was to protect the river and the city from foreign navies (St. Petersburg is near the edge of Russia, and close to Sweden, which was a rival at the time). The fortress was never tested in battle, however, it was used to house political prisoners, both in the time of Tsars and in Soviet times as well.
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auday (71) 2005-06-30 10:54
Every good shot, i like the tree's
kebek (5438) 2005-06-30 16:28
Interesting composition and low angle shot. I like this way of showing buildings. Nice natural frame of trees. Great light and colours. Excellent note.
jbweasle (9373) 2005-06-30 19:19
Great colours, Alvin. I love the gold against blue - a classic combination that works well every time. The spire is nicely framed by the trees.
Fis2 (86309) 2005-07-01 15:29
Curious object.I like the colours and composition. Very impressive picture.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-07-25 10:28
nice picture, I like the vertical format and POV in this, the people add interest, and the lighting and colors are nice as well.
donluicu (24724) 2007-11-28 8:51
it's amazing how a gallery can evoluate in TE.*
yours is exceptionnal...
do you feel that your eye has changed, that your pp is better..
what would you say after those 2 years?
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Russia and Ukraine
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-30 10:41