Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg andRelated Groups of Monuments is the name used by UNESCO when it collectively designated the historic core of the Russian city of St. Petersburg, as well as buildings and ensembles located in the immediate vicinity as a World Heritage Site in 1991. The site was recognized for its architectural heritage, fusing Baroque, Neoclassical and traditional Russian-Byzantine influences.From the postcards shown above, you shall see some amazing monuments of this site. The first postcard shows a bird’s-eye view of Mikhailovsky Castle, Field of Mars and the  Peter and Paul Fortress,  while the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood can be seen from the second one. Both gorgeous cards, sent from my Russian friend Ludmila, are much more than appreciated! Thank you so much! The third card, which shows the Hermitage Complex and the Winter Palace Square, is from Postcrossing. It was sent by Tim, a lovely boy from Russia. But unfortunately he has a health problem and needs an operation. I hope he will soon get better and enjoy postcard and life! Thank you very much Tim!

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