March is going to be the Saint Petersburg Month here at Home & Away. While I am sorting through some 600 photographs from my 5-day trip, here’s something by the way of an introduction: Saint Petersburg as depicted by Russian artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Founding of Saint Petersburg by Alexey Venetsianov, 1838.
Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1847.
Riding on Neva River by Alexey Bogolyubov, 1854.
Maslenitsa Festivities in Admiralty Square by Konstantin Makovsky 1869.
The Bronze Horseman by Vasily Surikov, 1870.
The Storming of the Winter Palace by Vladimir Serov, 1943