Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia

Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia

 

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a  Russian Orthodox cathedral located in St. Petersburg. It  was built between 1712 and 1733 and is located on Zayachy island along the Neva River. It is recognized by its golden spire, with a height of 123 meters and features an angel on the top holding a cross, one of the most important symbols of the city. The cathedral houses the remains of almost all the Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family who were finally laid to rest in July 1998. Thanks to Sofia.

 

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow

 

The Red Square is in the heart of Moscow and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The square separates the Kremlim from the Kitay-gorod, a merchant and business district. Featuring this card, you can see Saint Basil’s Cathedral, built in 1561 and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Russia.

 

 

The Bank Bridge, Saint Petersburg

The Bank Bridge, Saint Petersburg

 

One of St. Petersburg’s most famous landmarks, Bank Bridge is a mere 1.85 meters wide, but is instantly recognizable thanks to its four golden-winged griffons, sculpted by Pavel Sokolov, who was also responsible for the lions of the Lions Bridge and the sphinxes of the Egyptian Bridge. Standing across the Griboedov Canal about 100 meters beyond Kazan Cathedral, the Bank Bridge takes its name from the large neo-classical building opposite, which used to house the Assignation Bank, and is now home to the University of Finance and Economics.

 

 

Peter and Paul Cathedral & Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

Peter and Paul Cathedral & Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

 

This card is amazing, you can see the Angel on the spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and in the background, the dome of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. They are both located in Saint Petersburg. Thanks to Olga from Postcrossing.