Palace Square

Picture by oaanesta


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  • November 06, 2013
  • Nikon D800
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
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  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes This is a auto merged picture from 4 photos to make it panorama

18 Comments

06 Nov 13:54
oaanesta

Palace Square (Russian: Дворцо́вая пло́щадь, tr. Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, IPA: [dvɐˈrtsovəjə ˈploɕːɪtʲ]), connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917. The earliest and most celebrated building on the square is the baroque white-and-azure Winter Palace of Russian tsars (1754–62), which gave the square its name. Although the adjacent buildings are designed in the Neoclassical style, they perfectly match the palace in their scale, rhythm, and monumentality. The opposite, southern side of the square was designed in the shape of an arc by George von Velten in the late 18th century. These plans were executed half a century later, when Alexander I of Russia envisaged the square as a vast monument to the Russian victory over Napoleon and commissioned Carlo Rossi to design the bow-shaped Empire-style Building of the General Staff (1819–29), which centers on a double triumphal arch crowned with a Roman quadriga. The centre of the square is marked with the Alexander Column (1830–34), designed by Auguste de Montferrand. This red granite column (the tallest of its kind in the world) is 47.5 metres high and weighs some 500 tons. It is set so well that no attachment to the base is needed. The eastern side of the square is occupied by Alessandro Brullo's building of the Guards Corps Headquarters (1837–43). The western side, however, opens towards Admiralty Square, thus making the Palace Square a vital part of the grand suite of St Petersburg squares. The square also serves as open-air venue for concerts by international acts, including Andrea Bocelli, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Anastacia, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Shakira, Madonna, Sting.

06 Nov 14:23
dirk

Everything is beautiful, expecting the strange looking structure in sky. Think this is a result of panorama merge software.

06 Nov 14:45
solapi

Beautiful

06 Nov 15:56
arnie58

10

06 Nov 16:41
anonymous

great effort, agree wit dirk

06 Nov 16:41
sanz3jo

10

06 Nov 18:35
cocomoni

great post , thanks for sharing

06 Nov 18:37
chema

10

06 Nov 18:56
yoctox

9++

06 Nov 19:23
jorgehdrbrazil

Beautiful. Agree with dirk.

06 Nov 21:48
romzhy

Great shot.

06 Nov 22:01
monaris

9

06 Nov 22:15
digicam

Beautiful Download JoHan

06 Nov 23:46
josephc

10

07 Nov 01:18
zhaojisheng

9.

07 Nov 07:45
oaanesta

Thanks to all for Your votes. About the "strange skys", I totaly agree With you, I even had to check myself, but it is actually looking like this....so, not mutch I can do without manipulate it :-)

07 Nov 10:57
rednivloz

I agree with dirk, but otherwise, it's a beautiful picture.

09 Nov 09:38
gedmas

Beautiful.

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