Quay of Neva

Quay of Neva

    I was born and grew up in the Baltic marshland
  by zinc-gray breakers that always marched on
  in twos. Hence all rhymes, hence that wan flat voice
  that ripples between them like hair still moist,
  if it ripples at all. Propped on a pallid elbow,
  the helix picks out of them no sea rumble
  but a clap of canvas, of shutters, of hands, a kettle
  on the burner, boiling - lastly, the seagull's metal
  cry. What keeps hearts from falseness in this flat region
  is that there is nowhere to hide and plenty of room for vision.
  Only sounds needs echo and dreads its lack.
  A glance is accustomed to no glance back.
                                                  Joseph Brodsky

Brodsky constantly recollected Petersburg in the poems, to me each time as I happen in Petersburg Brodsky is recollected.

The next trip has been connected with business trip in a city Pushkin, the former Imperial village, but it is possible to tell that the trip was to Petersburg.

Petersburg as always is beautiful – varies nothing, majestic palaces and the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Palace on quay

Palace on quay

The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress

Ekaterina's palace in Pushkin

Ekaterina's palace in Pushkin

Channels chained in a granite.

quay

quay of Neva

channel

Boat on channel

quay

quay

Crowds of people in any weather aspiring to get to museums and palaces, without looking at all at a rain and huge turns.

Queue in the Ekaterina's palace

Queue for the Ekaterina's palace

But having got inside – you are surprised luxury.

Ekaterina's palace

Ekaterina's palace

two crosses

two crosses

Monkey and turtle

Monkey and turtle

Issakievsky cathedral - gate

Issakievsky cathedral - gate

Kind of Petersburg from the Issakievsky cathedral

Kind of Petersburg from the Issakievsky cathedral

Angel on a spike

Angel on a spike

Buildings of St.Petersburg

Buildings of St.Petersburg

Tremendous parks of Petersburg.

Pavlovsk palace

Pavlovsk palace

Park of the Aleksandrovsky palace of mountains. Pushkin

Park of the Aleksandrovsky palace of mountains. Pushkin

Avenue of park of the Aleksandrovsky palace

Avenue of park of the Aleksandrovsky palace

Ekaterina's palace - Park

Ekaterina's palace - Park

Ekaterina's palace - Park

Ekaterina's palace - Park

Ekaterina's palace - Park

Ekaterina's palace - Park

poppy

poppy

iris

iris

Pink flowers

Pink flowers

Leaf with dew

Leaf with dew

And people, such different interesting people.

The man with the doggie

The man with the doggie

The woman with a team of horses

The woman with a team of horses

Youth

Youth

The biker in a helmet

The biker in a helmet

Walk with a dog

Walk with a dog

Artists

Artists

Hockey before the Hermitage

Hockey before the Hermitage

bicyclist

bicyclist

Уличный музыкант

Street misician

In a museum - admiration

In a museum - admiration