Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg

  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit
  • Skywards: Wired St. Petersburg | metrokit

Again looking skywards. This time in St. Petersburg, once the Russian Empire’s gateway to Europe. Unlike most Russian cities ‘Piter’ is laid out in rather European manner. Due to the perimeter development, the old core of St. Petersburg is characterized by closed blocks of buildings with courtyards in the middle, not much different from those in Paris or Berlin.

What really differs from the European cities though, is the netting of cables spanning across the streets from block to block. Especially in the narrow side streets of the dense inner city of St. Petersburg this allows for some spectacular sights. Apparently this meshwork did not only catch my eye, but also many other things flying around. But see for yourself. And underneath its netting, St. Petersburg is a truly beautiful city and well worth visiting.

 

Compare the related post ‘Skywards: Shanghai Flyovers’ and find equally fascinating geometries.

Florian

Author: Florian

Berlin & Tallinn 
Architect, Writer, Explorer, Metrokit Pioneer;
Has lived in: Braunschweig, Bremen, Liverpool, Vancouver, London, Moscow and now Tallinn.

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