|St. Isaac's Cathedral|
|Tram-bus in front of the Hermitage
These electric tram-buses are all over St. Petersburg, and the place is laced with overhead wires. Like the cars, these things don't get a wash until it rains. Some are formerly red, others formerly blue or green, and a few are formerly pink. They're always heaving with people, arms and heads pressed against the windows. I stuck to the underground.
Across from the Kunstkammer
From across the water
|Peter and Paul Cathedral|
|Pier at Peter and Paul Fortress
This is where people would leave for execution or Siberia.
|Cell in the Peter and Paul Fortress - Trubetskoy Bastion
"Cellebrities" included Dostoyevsky, Trotsky and Lenin's brother
|My Cell at Hotel Moskva
Actually, a great location and a friendly place, though it does look like a cement pie. There's a market and an underground station, and the Nevsky Monastery is across the street. I met Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui and Borodin (among others) in the graveyard.