Those of you who have been following me long enough may probably remember that last year I had a great chance to go on a helicopter ride over St.Petersburg.
This photo is one of the best I managed to take during the flight.
You probably know that historical center of St.Petersburg is situated on numerous minor islands in the mouth of the Neva River. No one can tell the exact number of them. On the map of the city of 1864 you could find 101 islands. Whereas the most recently published map enlist only 33, each of them has its own name. It's true that with the course of time and the expansion of the city, some isles dissapered and new ones emerged.
St.Petersburg itself started from the construction of the Peter and Paul's Fortress (Петропавловская крепость) in 1703. The place for the fortress was chosen on the small HARE ISLAND (Заячмй остров) that you can see in the photo above 📷
By the way, in the past there were very few bridges in St.Petersburg and people had to use boats to move around the city. Of course, in wintertime they could walk or ride on the thick ice of rivers and canals.
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