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Title: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 25, 2014, 10:53:49 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 25, 2014, 11:06:38 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 25, 2014, 11:18:21 AM
What can I see in these photos? Turn on your imagination and you will also see citizens driving their cars and not looking at the beautiful scenes in front of their eyes as the traffic is too busy, foreign tourists on board the river ships looking at the beauty of the city with wide open eyes, and so called gastarbeiters , workers from Asian republics of the former the USSR with their narrow eyes looking only at their tools, granit, concrete and so on. They don't notice the beauty of the place where they came with the only purpose-to gain some money and send it to their families who live in a horrible poverty. So the gorgeous St.Petersburg exists only for foreigners. That's my conclusion.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Millaa on March 25, 2014, 04:03:43 PM
Regina, what do you think about alternative history as St. Petersburg resident? Sadly one of my classmates was infected with this version and can't leave in peace  ;D. The only thing I agree - modern construction technology was really degraded in our days.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vTnvLqXsb-Y
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on March 25, 2014, 04:47:22 PM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 01:19:01 AM
Milaa, I admit I don't know anything about construction. And to tell the truth, I don't understand your question about the alternative history. Do you mean 1917?

Mike your shot is too dark even if it was taken at night. But it was made from a very good place.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Millaa on March 26, 2014, 01:33:19 AM
Milaa, I admit I don't know anything about construction. And to tell the truth, I don't understand your question about the alternative history. Do you mean 1917?

Mike your shot is too dark even if it was taken at night. But it was made from a very good place.
В двух словах.  У нас есть сторонники так называемой альтернативной истории. По их мнению, нынешняя сфальсифицирована. Ну не мог Монферран  построить Исаакий и Александрийский столп, даже современная технология не позволяет это сделать в столь короткий срок.
Есть такой Кунгуров, который активно продвигает свои версии. Ну а моя знакомая зацепилась только за памятники Петербурга,  который не мог построить царь Петр.
http://ru-an.info/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8/%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4-%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%8B%D0%B9-%D0%BD%D0%B5-%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BB%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%8C/
так что я не только Украину обсуждаю  :chuckle:, чувствую, погибну скоро
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 04:02:54 AM
Я потрясена! Да, в самом деле, а как же тогда? Никогда не задумывалась над этим. Рамоша стал бы доказывать, что это  инопланетяне. Чушь вроде как. А как объяснить иначе? Что Петр приглашал на работы кого-то из Шамбалы? Но были бы свидетельства. Тамошние обитатели очень уж высокого роста. Впрочем, и Петр был длиннющий. Не из их ли племени? Никакого разумного объяснения у меня нет. Хотя, может, и впрямь Петр был из тарелки? Ведь совсем даже и не человек был, судя по жестокости и садизму. Ну, теперь я буду рыть. Спасибо, очень заинтригована. :reading: :thumbsup: ???
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Gabbibo on March 26, 2014, 04:13:59 AM
Красиво! Регина, фотки еще есть?
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 04:41:26 AM
Фоток тьма. Вопрос в том, как извлечь их из Фликра, где они хранятся. Я пока не со своего компа печатаю. Но дело не в фотках, я вопрос задала. Так ли важна красота города, кому она важна, кто и как видит одно и то же?Я вот сейчас переехала за 20км от Питера. Скучаю? Нет! Скучаю по своим воспоминаниям о том, что было там или сям. По самому городу не скучаю. В  сосновом лесу, на берегу залива жить лучше. В город можно съездить и, если удастся, полюбоваться, приобщиться. Удастся,-потому как превратился он совсем в другой город, слишком много машин, слишком много людей.

https://www.youtube.com/v/jm0G1pzuFwA
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Gabbibo on March 26, 2014, 05:31:25 AM
Если вас устраивает жить в лесу...Если чесно я сама не "балконная" в дуже. Люблю покой, уют, природу...
В Германии запрещено строить в лесу, только при крайних обстоятельств мозно получить разрешение.

Не знакома с инфраструктурой Питера, но если легко доехать из глубины до города, то ждите новых соседей, которые тоже устали от городских суматох.
Важна красота города! Город не только должен быть функциональным но и эстетически красив.
Некрасота влияет на психику жителей. Самый уродливый город для меня Риека(Хорватия). Конечно и шум, и воздух итд. рядом с красотой важны для нас.

Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on March 26, 2014, 07:38:20 AM
Milaa, I admit I don't know anything about construction. And to tell the truth, I don't understand your question about the alternative history. Do you mean 1917?

Mike your shot is too dark even if it was taken at night. But it was made from a very good place.

I was working with a new camera and not sure what I was doing :).  I think it got darker when I resized it in order to import it on the forum.  Even so, I do not possess your talents in photography but wanted to share.  Yes, the views of the city are incredible from that vantage point.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 09:44:43 AM
Мила, я вот до каких фантазий женщины средних лет додумалась. А вдруг мы кусочками просочились в параллельный мир? Вдруг был какой-то катаклизм, который сдвинул нас туда или все эти здания сюда, лишив современников тех событий памяти? ???
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 09:55:18 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Orchid on March 26, 2014, 11:00:08 AM
Could you, please, comment your pictures with name of places and buildings?
How to find them? Is there story connected to these places?
May be, we will try to find them while visiting this wonderful city.
It’s a great idea to show St. Petersburg with your eyes.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 11:03:27 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on March 26, 2014, 11:28:44 AM
Could you, please, comment your pictures with name of places and buildings?
How to find them? Is there story connected to these places?
May be, we will try to find them while visiting this wonderful city.
It’s a great idea to show St. Petersburg with your eyes.

The church is Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (2 Naberezhnaya Kanala Gribboyedova)

Next photo is the Naval Museum and Rostral Columns (Birzhevaya Ploshchad 4 | Strelka, Vasilievsky Island)

Next photo is the Hermitage (and Winter Palace) (Green building) as seen from the other side of the Neva River (Dvortsovaya Square, 2)

I saw the building in the next photo but don't recall what it is...if I remember right, it is near a park down the street from the Church of Spilled Blood or maybe St. Michaels Castle?  Regina, I am sure can answer...:)

Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 11:32:09 AM
I don't think that it will be right to write the names of all the places where the photos above were taken.  Of course, it's  the very center of the city, the embankments of the Neva. The last one was taken in the Field of Mars(Engineers" Castle) and one is the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Blood .It's not a guide book. Every tourist won't miss them.  :drunk:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on March 26, 2014, 11:33:39 AM
I don't think that it will be right to write the names of all the places where the photos above were taken.  Of course, it's  the very center of the city, the embankments of the Neva. The last one was taken in the Field of Mars(Engineers" Castle) and one is the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Blood .It's not a guide book. Every tourist won't miss them.  :drunk:

Ah, Field of Mars...is that near the park where the eternal flame (Memorial) for the 1917 Revolution is?
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on March 26, 2014, 11:37:01 AM
I don't think that it will be right to write the names of all the places where the photos above were taken.  Of course, it's  the very center of the city, the embankments of the Neva. The last one was taken in the Field of Mars(Engineers" Castle) and one is the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Blood .It's not a guide book. Every tourist won't miss them.  :drunk:
My apologies, I had already written them in above without considering your thoughts on it.  I will not post again... tiphat
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 11:42:51 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
Mike, on the contrary, thank you very much for your help and for your good memory.  :nod:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 11:59:06 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on March 26, 2014, 12:03:15 PM
Three last photos were taken in Elagin Island, in the Central Park. I like it very much. That's enough of St.Petersburg, I think. It's too well known almost to everybody who is interested in Russia.Water, water, water is everywhere.  :travel:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Vinnvinny on March 26, 2014, 01:03:23 PM
Cool pics! :thumbsup:

Spook alert: I checked out the 4 ladies in the right side Loveme advert and they were all from St Petersburg. Spooky. :scared0005:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: 2tallbill on March 26, 2014, 01:31:23 PM
Excellent photos Regina !

 ;D
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: mendeleyev on March 28, 2014, 02:36:24 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Herry on April 03, 2014, 10:38:10 AM
Я предпочитаю жить в городе и желательно в центре, потому что люблю движение.
Но в квартире должно быть тихо, и из окна, чтобы деревья видны  были.
И сам  город чтобы чистый,зеленый и уютный был.
В общем чтобы все было как есть. :nod:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: mendeleyev on April 03, 2014, 01:27:15 PM
я тоже (me too).
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on April 03, 2014, 04:21:08 PM
I prefer to live in a house in the suburbs.  I hate driving and traffic and love the quiet and big yard and gardens.  Everything is a short drive away too... :thumbsup:  With a good public transportation system (like Europe/Russia) I may feel different but sadly, we do not have that so a car is a must.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Manny on April 03, 2014, 04:48:22 PM
I prefer to live in a house in the suburbs.  I hate driving and traffic and love the quiet and big yard and gardens.  Everything is a short drive away too... :thumbsup: 

Why we live on the furthest outskirts of Manchester and not near the centre. I seldom go into the city personally, but my wife likes to - she takes the train. Driving is slower and costs $10 to park.  :rolleye0009:

I haven't yet got to St Pete. My wife has been and wants us to go together. Its a fairly short drive from Tallinn and we started out one day with that intent, but the border queue into Russia at Narva (only 90 miles away from St Pete) was such that we just had lunch in Narva, looked around and went back to Tallinn.  :duh:
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: Mikeav8r on April 03, 2014, 04:52:54 PM
I prefer to live in a house in the suburbs.  I hate driving and traffic and love the quiet and big yard and gardens.  Everything is a short drive away too... :thumbsup: 

Why we live on the furthest outskirts of Manchester and not near the centre. I seldom go into the city personally, but my wife likes to - she takes the train. Driving is slower and costs $10 to park.  :rolleye0009:

I haven't yet got to St Pete. My wife has been and wants us to go together. Its a fairly short drive from Tallinn and we started out one day with that intent, but the border queue into Russia at Narva (only 90 miles away from St Pete) was such that we just had lunch in Narva, looked around and went back to Tallinn.  :duh:

I loved St. Pete.  It was easy to get around and areas off the main drags were rather quiet and cozy.  It is a great city to go for long walks.  I think you guys would enjoy it.
Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on May 04, 2014, 08:28:34 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: 2tallbill on May 04, 2014, 01:29:29 PM
Beautiful photos Regina!

I only have a few photos from my time in St Petersburg 7 years ago.

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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: regina on May 17, 2014, 11:03:20 AM
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Title: Re: St.Petersburg with my eyes
Post by: mendeleyev on May 26, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
Regina, lovely photos!