dijous, 16 d’agost de 2007

Russia (9): the capital of the Tsars

Saint Petersburg was built in a swamp by order of Peter The Great, the Russian tsar that wanted to make it Russia's gate to Europe. The city has a truly European flair and you can realise how its urbanism borrowed from Rome, Paris, Amsterdam...anyway, the result was really spectacular and I liked it, maybe because I like cities that interact with water.