Impressions of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg which was founded by Peter the great was capital of the Russian Empire for almost two hundred years

The beautiful ceilings of the Hermitage
Inside the Hermitage

My first surprise when I started to read more about St. Petersburg was how recently it was founded. When Peter the great, chose the estuary of the river Neva  in 1703  for his capital there was only a small settlement with a few Swedish traders and soldiers. Continue reading “Impressions of St. Petersburg”