Our Europe Trip – #Russia #Part1 #SaintPetersburg #WinterPalace #ChurchOfTheSaviorOnBlood, #St.#Isaac‘s #Cathedral
Saint Petersburg Russia, the city is strewn with architecture that bespeaks of ancient and classical religion, of culture and a civilization that defied the ravages of time. Much of the city’s vibe is attributed to its stunning architecture, that is not just Baroque-style buildings but exhibits outstanding examples of the Soviet architecture and Neoclassical structures, alternate with Baroque Palaces, Art Nouveau buildings and literary cafes. Yet, arguably the most picturesque area in Saint Petersburg Russia can be found wandering through the streets of the city.
Palace Square, Winter Palace:🏛🏛🏛
St. Petersburg Russia, as a dignified of carrying an honorary title of an “open-air museum”, the unique atmosphere of the city with hundreds of museums, palaces, theatres, monuments, gardens, fountains, and permanent and temporary exhibitions. For those looking to capture the best examples of awe-inspiring architecture on the pomp and grandness of the Russian Empire, look no further than the Palace square (Dvortsovaya ploschchad in Russian). We were leisurely stroll in pedestrians crossing and walk past historic classical architecture with the arches, the dome and the walls were painted in a bevy of bright colors. Stunning historical building for a 580-meter semicircular facade facing Palace Square, it has at its centre a magnificent triumphal arch surmounted by the Chariot of Glory with six rearing horses.
For somebody be keen on of these museum during their travelling for learn of localization and see ancient arts and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations, you must walking through the triumphal arch from Bolshaya Morskaya Street brings you to the Winter Palace of Peter the Great (now, the Hermitage Museum). State Hermitage Museum on physically dominates Palace Square, as a fascinating Baroque-style building is one of the most iconic. The buildings themselves have held an important place in Russia history, once the home of the Tsars, this gloriously baroque, white and blue-green structure was built in the mid-18th century. It might have started its journey with a single building, but five other structures were later added to host the museum’s fascinating collection .The richly decorated facades feature two levels of richly decorated ionic columns, and the parapets of the building are decorated with statues and vases. The 215 metre-long facade is a white and blue-green triumph of columns, windows and statues intended to reflect grand and opulent of structure.
The crowd that this museum attracts can be intimidating. You’re view to a breathtaking collection of treasures and masterpieces from all over the world, the State Hermitage Museum feature all sorts of treasures, right from the Stone Age to the early 20th century. The grounds themselves rich with the symbolism of Imperial, have held an important place in Russia history. The interior design with the majestic structure that including featuring white walls, neoclassical columns, rampant gilt decoration, and beautifully varied parquet floors. The collection features more than 3 million artifacts and it actually boasts of having the largest collection of artworks in the world. Range from prehistoric tombs to chunks from the Western European art in fame, from exquisite gold jewels and manufacts to an entire Tsars palace room. The museum’s focal point is Western European art—120 rooms in four buildings ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Titian, da Vinci, Picasso, Gauguin, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Goya are all represented here.
Church of the “Savior on Spilled Blood”:🛕🛕🛕
Have a gander around the Palace Square and Winter Palace. But it doesn’t stop there: we were short walks to the Church of the “Savior on Spilled Blood”. Although the Church as it marks the spot where Emperor Alexander II was severely wounded and died in 1881. But architecturally, the cathedral differs from Saint Petersburg’s other structures and moreover to have this church built in “traditional Russian” style. It intentionally resembles the 17th-century Yaroslavl churches and the celebrated St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. On the one hand, there is the five onion-domes exuberantly decorated and covered with jeweller enamel and on the other is peculiar multicolored exterior makes the church stand out from St. Petersburg’s other typically strict architectural proportions and color combinations. Inside of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood stands for monumental beauty for artistic creativity and an intrinsic charm. As one of the largest mosaic collections in Europe, the walls and ceilings are completely covered in intricately detailed mosaics and more being focus on biblical scenes or figures, with fine patterned borders.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral :⛪⛪⛪
St. Petersburg Russia, the city’s architecture reflects the best of specimens of each culture, through its buildings. Let us continues walk and exploring the Cathedral stands for monumental beauty. St. Isaac’s Cathedral one of the largest cathedral in Russia which is one of the finest examples of the neoclassical structures. It seems magnificent and fine architecture, which Cathedral as the building blends Neoclassical, Byzantine and Greek style. The front colonnade is composed of 22 m tall columns, although round colonnade made up look as simple geometric forms, feature a peristyle and each weighting about 80 tons, let its look in more enormous. The cathedral’s facades are decorated with boasts impressive fades and featuring relief sculptures of Biblical figure of a colossal double door sculpture portraying a narrative. The interior is adorned with incredibly detailed mosaic icons, paintings and columns made of malachite and lapis lazuli. You can enjoy a 360° panoramic view under the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s that dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
Around these attractions, they are many chic stores have moved in making this one of St. Petersburg’s most charming neighborhoods.
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2 thoughts on “Russia-Europe Trip Winter 2020 Part 1 ( Winter Palace, Savior on Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedral”
Having been to St.Petersburg, I enjoyed revisiting it through your truly wonderful photos and writing!