St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s miles of canals, laced together with graceful bridges set amidst pastel 18th century buildings, have earned it the name, “Venice of the North.”  Conceived by Peter the Great and designed by his favorite European architects, St. Petersburg was meant to be Peter’s link to the western world. A convergence of art and soul, the city survived the calamitous 20th century with its reputation as a storehouse of Russian culture intact. Its lavish pre-revolutionary palaces and churches have been renovated with flare and reverence.

PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013