Photographer's Note

As an amateur fisherman myself, I have fished in some interesting places. But these three fishermen really found an impressive place to try their luck. They are standing against the backdrop of the Peter and Paul Fortress which is situated on a small island in the Neva River in the very heart of St. Petersburg. Peter the Great's decision to build this fortress in 1703 is considered the founding of the city of St. Petersburg. The golden spire (which is only wood painted gold) of the Peter and Paul Cathedral marks the highest point of the city. All the Romanovs are buried in the cathedral including Zsar Nicolai the 2nd and his family who were executed in 1917 by the bolscheviks and whose remains were discovered in the early nineties and buried in the cathedral in 1998. Inside the fortress walls there were also barracks and officers quarters and the prison where many famous intellectuals and enemies of the state have been imprisoned. The most famous being Dostojevski and Trotskij. Today everything inside the fortress is one enormous museum where visitors can spend an entire day walking from one historical scene to another.
I have tried to enhance the contrast a bit. That's all.

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Additional Photos by Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 123 N: 863] (2832)
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