Photographer's Note

I took a photo of this mansion from a boat while taking a tour on the Fontanka River, so the POV is not the best here, but I couldn't do better. Especially considering the fact that POV from Nevsky Prospect would be worse, with a lot of tram wires getting into the shot.

Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace is a Neo-Baroque palace at the intersection of the Fontanka River and Nevsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg.
After a long line of princes, dukes and other noble families, as owners of this grand estate, the palace was nationalized and went on to house a regional Soviet until 1991, when it was designated a municipal cultural centre.
Rococo interiors of the palace sustained considerable damage during World War II; they were restored to their original state in 1954 and now host chamber concerts for small audiences. It today also hosts a large collection of wax works.
Fire broke out inside the palace's roof earlier on 28 February 2012. There is no report of how extensive the fire and water damage is.

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  • Copyright: Jenna Estelle (EstelleJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 119] (921)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-18 9:53
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