Friday, September 13, 2013
Church of The Ressurection of Christ - St.Petersbourg - RUSSIA - UNESCO #540
Another official card from Russia sent by Olga that lives in Moscow, but picked a card from a city I would really love to visit, St. Petersburg, that has several monuments inscribed in the UNESCO list like the beautiful Church of The Ressurection of Christ (Our Saviour-on-the-Split-Blood) built in late XIX century. Thank you very much Olga, I really love your card and it makes my collection rises to 154 sites, only 827 till the end (almost there). This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage.