Kate’s Travels Continue: St Petersburg Sights

The Peterhof Palace Gardens

talk about a backyard built for entertaining

talk about a backyard built for entertaining

Man v fish

Man v fish

One of the cascades

One of the cascades

Gold is also useful in outdoor decor

Gold is also useful in outdoor decor

The Grand Cascade

The Grand Cascade

The Peterhof Palace

The Peterhof Palace

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Grand Cascade and Peterhof Palace

Around St Petersburg

A monument to the Russian soldiers who died during the Siege of Leningrad

A monument to the Russian soldiers who died during the Siege of Leningrad. This siege is still very present in the memories and lives of the St Petersburg people, for all that it happened 70 years ago. The siege lasted from 1941-1943 (St Petersburg refers to it as the 900 nights), where, under Hitler’s orders, the Nazi army laid siege to the city. Hitler had no intention of taking the city – if he did, he became responsible for the people. Instead, he planned on starving the entire populace to death, then taking the city once all of its pesky inhabitants had gone. More than 1 million people died in that time, and the atrocities are still very present for St Petersburg.

A tribute to the sailors - a monument displaying ship prows

A tribute to the sailors – a monument displaying ship prows

One of the canals off the Neva river

One of the canals off the Neva river

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