I am standing next to a huge statue honouring Tsar Peter the Great & the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy. This statue is too tall to capture on my camera so I turned around and saw this beautiful scenery where the lights of these buildings reflect on the water.
Gorky Park is a wonderful getaway from the buzz of the city. It a well-balanced mixture of nature, leisure and culture. People come to relax with their families during the day. Early evening you will see a lot of couples walking around or sitting cosily together on a bench. Another group of people enters the park later at night for a social drink at La Boule or some dancing at Club Garage.
A lot of young (and a few elderly) people gather together under the Andreyevsky Bridge to dance salsa, swing dance or polka. You can see these activities throughout the entire Gorky Park on a small scale, this location is by far the biggest though.
Moskva river, with a length of 502 km, rises about 140 km west from Moscow and flows through the city. On the first photo, you see Druzhba (Дружба) which is a sports complex. The second one shows the skyline of Moscow International Business Center which is a commercial district.
I am working at Studyportals as a software engineer, pursuing the mission to make study choice transparent, globally. Usually, when I am abroad I use our own portals to get some information about the country , city and pick a random university to visit. This time I choose Lomonosov Moscow State University . I picked this University because it allowed me to walk back through some parks and next to Moskava River.
Moscow State University (MSU) is founded in 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU is now known as Lomonosov University since they renamed it in 1940.
The official name is “Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed” and is located on one end of the Red Square. You will find the State Historical Museum on the opposite end. The Kremlin and GUM are located on the sides of the Red Square. This cathedral was built from 1555–1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible.
I thought the St. Isaacs Cathedral was closed by the time I arrived so I relaxed a bit in the park next to it. Somehow I kept on seeing people walking on the colonnade so I went to the ticket office and noticed that the cathedral closes at the end of the day but the colonnade stays open in the evening. I bought a ticket and climbed the 262 steps to the top. From there you have some breathtaking views over the city. Some of them very industrial or urban.
The Saint Petersburg Metro is operating since 1955. Many of the stations look very beautiful, covered with marble and impressive art. Sometimes in contract with the life above ground.
The metro runs deeply underground. On average 60 meters. The deepest station is Admiralteyskaya (first two photos) with a remarkable depth of 86 metres below ground. Long escalators bring the people down. Sometimes you cannot really see the start and the end of these escalators.
Interchange stations are linked by underground passages. These passages are often connected through normal stairs to go over or under another track. It can take quite some time to walk from one station to another.
A single entrance ticket is ₽45 and you can use it as long as you stay underground.