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My approach is an informal historical walk through the little-known streets of the Petrograd side. The route takes you from the metro station Chkalovskaya, passes through the streets Bolshaya Zelenina, Fishing, Vvedenskaya, part of Nevskiy Prospekt, Markina, Gorkovskaya and ends on the Kazanskaya street at the monument to the «women fighters of Leningrad», between the tenement houses by S. Frankel and merchants Kolorowych.
Price: 600 RUB per a person
Duration: 2 hours
Type of the tour: walking
The tour is available on Deutch and Russian
Despite the fact that these streets are unpopular among tourists and ordinary people, in apartment buildings located on this route, at different times lived famous, interesting people: politicians, revolutionaries, cultural figures. The tourist finds out where the captain of the 2nd rank A. Kolchak lived, in which house, in the first world war, the «Infirmary of artists» was located and how the non-commissioned officer Nikolai Gumilev lay there, and his wife Anna Akhmatova even rented an apartment nearby for some time to be near her husband. Kustodiev painted his painting "February 27, 1917", inspired by the revolutionary events that took place right under the Windows of his house, and his apartment on Vvedenskaya was the center of meetings of artists of the early XX century.
Plunging deeper into the era of revolutionary instability, the traveler will visit the house where the famous Bulgarian revolutionary Dimitar Blagoev lived, as well as his memorial. On Kronverkskaya street, he will be able to see the house where on February 25, 1917 the Bolsheviks made one of the most important decisions of the February revolution. Knows who was Goschnick in pre-revolutionary Petersburg and the history of one of the first markets of St Petersburg. In addition, the tour will be affected by the building, which at the present time, unfortunately lost, but their photos and layout are preserved, and therefore in those places where once was a beautiful apartment building or Lutheran Church, the guide with the help of photos will help tourists recreate before his eyes the picture that could be seen by the inhabitant of St Petersburg in the early XX century.
Interest can cause and development on this route, as well as the architecture of apartment buildings, which, unfortunately, attract little attention on the background of the Big Avenue or Kamennoostrovsky. For example, the apartment house of E. Ginter, building merchants Staley, apartment house S. Shorokhova, and the most striking building of the route according to the guide, however very little known, probably because it is very much hidden in the depths of the Petrograd streets — apartment house of L. Yakovlev. In my opinion, if you look closely, you can see in these typical creations of eclecticism, Jugendstil, unprecedented beauty and unusual ideas of their creators, which are not inferior to the house of three Benois.
The tour includes a walk through the streets with a visit to the courtyards of apartment buildings. With this approach, tourists can easily immerse themselves in the European era of eclecticism of St Petersburg and in the future to compare it when visiting, for example, Vienna or Berlin. Feel like a resident of the capital of the late XIX-early XX century., as well as plunge into the modern vintage romance yards Petrograd side that attracts fans of non-standard St Petersburg from all over Russia and the world. Periodization tour captures a small history of the appearance and names of streets, but takes more emphasis on the late XIX-early XX century.