Waterways of St. Petersburg with Liden & Denz

12 August 2013

Last Friday evening saw a group of Liden & Denz students take a boat trip along the canals of St. Petersburg, through some of the most enchanting parts of the city.

Our excursion started on the Moika Embankment near Engineer’s Castle (Инженерный замок). From here, we sailed along to the Fontanka Embankment, passing under the iconic Anichkov Bridge (Аничков мост). We proceeded past the Sennaya Square (Сенная плoщадь) district, which our guide told us was a ‘mysterious part’ of the city. We also sailed through the New Holland area, which is very popular with young people in the summer. From there we went along the Griboedov Canal and learnt a lot about the St. Petersburg of Dostoevsky. We travelled past the buildings where the characters of his famous novel ‘Crime and Punishment’ supposedly lived. Carrying along the Griboedov Canal we reached the beautiful Bankovsky Most (Банковский мост) and continued on towards the Church on Spilled Blood (Церковь Спаса на Крови). Then it was time to leave the centre and head out onto the Neva, where we had great views of Peter and Paul fortress (Петропавловская крепость).

All in all it was a great trip with lots of interesting information provided by our guide.

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