Monday, January 9, 2012

The Main Admiralty Building in St. Petersburg, Russia

In nine different languages on the back it reads:

The Main Admiralty. 1806-1823. A Zakharov

unused but has writing on the back - from 2011

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The Admiralty building is the former headquarters of the Admiralty Board in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The building you see now was re-built in the nineteenth century to support the Tsar's maritime ambitions.

It has a gilded steeple topped by a golden weather-vane in the shape of a small ship and is one of the city's most conspicuous landmarks. The spire is the focal point of old St. Petersburg's three main streets - Nevsky Avenue, Gorokhovaya Street, and Voznesensky Avenue - underscoring the importance Peter I placed on Russia's Navy.

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