Palace Square is considered to be the city’s main square and serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. On the northern side of the square stands the picturesque Baroque Winter Palace (built in 1754-62).
Across the square, on the southern side, stands the classical yellow-and-white building of the former Imperial Army General Staff (built between 1819 and 1829 by the Italian architect Carlo Rossi). The building encircles the Southern side of the square and combines a central arch, designed as a Triumphal Arch after the ancient architecture of the Classical World, through which you can reach Nevsky Prospect.
On the eastern side the building of the former Royal Guards' General Staff tastefully closes the panorama of Palace Square, while on the West the square borders with the Admiralty and the Admiralty Garden. With the guilded spire of the Admiralty and the dome of St Isaac's clearly seen from here, the view westwards across the stone-clad expanse of Palace Square is quite breathtaking. In the middle of the square the Alexander Column creates an important focal point for this great architectural ensemble.
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aadilj (18102) 2008-05-09 2:39
I am absolutely to find you back Dragon Vivek..and that too with a shot that redefining many beliefs that I had about taking a shot like this. Its so beautifully handled and controlled.
BeBeHooker (0) 2008-05-09 3:13
Amazing place, wonderful architecture. Nice b/w effects. Good contrast. Very good contrast. Original composition.
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-10 11:01
This is a charming photograph. This kind if image is what we find in the museums, clicked by the best artists of their times.
The black and white suits the mood of the image and the happenings are a wonderful treat for the eyes of the viewers.
The vastness fills the frame in the most elegant way and the boy with the milestones is the highlight of this spectacular shot.
- Copyright: Vivek Pratap Singh Sisodia (Dragonheart) (8414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40, AFS DX VR Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF ED
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-09 1:05