Peter the Great’s Vision

The site on which Peter the Great built his glorious city of St Petersburg was quite an inauspicious one. When you read the description of it, written in 1801, you have to admire Peter for his vision and determination. Compare the description with the photos of the finished article. ‘On the marshy shores of the Gulf of Finland, under an inhospitable sky, buried in fogs and snow, stood a miserable village.’ To get to know the city much better, see our St Petersburg series.

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