White nights in Saint Petersburg are one of the most famous nature and culture events of Saint Petersburg. Around June 22 there are almost no darkness the day around. This part of year although sun goes completely under horizon but for only 5 hours and so shallow that whole night can be seen as twilight. Combing with moving bridges starting midnight there is special tourists and for general public attraction there is short boat cruise to observe moving bridges. It can start neat Palace Bridge and goes back and forth to Bid Ochta Bridge.
Saint Petersburg at winter time offers not too much for visitors. Museums are good for warming up and education. Hermitage is among very top art collections. Military museums are impressive. Newly open museums give fresh taste of new culture. Tropical plants in green house are eye candy. The |Museum of UnTruth is point of interest for any sci-fi fan.
Saint Petersburg at winter time is not tourist attraction. Snow, icy sidewalks these could be plain dangerous. But imperial architecture is at place. Buildings are painted in cheerful colors. Rare visitors have all attention from accommodation industry. It is contradictory time of city already forgetting of serendipity of short summer and finding fun celebrating long winter holidays.
Neva River is the second main avenue of Saint Petersburg, Russia. If the prominent building located not at Nevsky Prospect Chances there are best chances it is at the bank of Neva River. At winter time Neva is mostly covered by ice and can be crossed by foot that is strongly not advisory to do.
The monument for Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The statue is famous for location in the heart of the city inside park upfront of theAlexandrinsky Theater and near to main street, the Nevsky Prospect. I was told that it was designated place where cavalier can introduce himself to girl without being affront. Maybe it is other urban legend Saint Petersburg is rich about. Here is the monument from all angles to see.