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Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11549 W: 123 N: 29379] (138524)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-06-29
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-15 0:20
Viewed: 414
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nothing special, just the view of the main street in Sankt Petersburg.

Nevsky Prospect is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg in Russia. It takes its name from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, the monastery which stands at the eastern end of the street, and which in turn commemorates the Russian hero Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky (1221-1263). The avenue runs from the Admiralty in the west to the Moscow Railway Station and, after veering slightly southwards at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
Major sights include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, Elisseeff Emporium, half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues, and the Singer House.

Nikolai Gogol described the feverish life of the avenue in his story "Nevsky Prospekt", published in 1835. Fyodor Dostoevsky often employed Nevsky Prospekt as a setting in his works, such as Crime and Punishment (1866) and The Double: A Petersburg Poem (1846). The café-restaurant which the famous writers of the 19th-century Golden Age of the Russian literature frequented still remains as "Literary Cafe" on Nevsky Prospect ( Wikipedia).

No skyscrapers, no reflections in the glassy surfaces :(.

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hello Malgo
C'est une vue intéressante da la rue principale Nevsky Prospect. Bonne animation, bonne netteté.
Bonne journée

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15362 W: 0 N: 16877] (186776)
  • [2019-08-15 2:25]


très belle image et vue de cette rue quelle animation avec ces personnes cette circulation et quelle architecture les façades de maisons superbe
Bravo et amitié

Hello Malgo,
It's a nice photo but the note is more interesting. ;-) There could not be many streets in any city stretching along so many remarkable buildings and places. This could not possibly be captured in one photo (of course not), and in this single photo (no workshops!) we only get a very small glimpse of the street. We see some nice buildings and persons on the side, but there is no strong focal-point. I think street photos usually need one or two details that capture my eyes.
Kind regards,

Hello Malgo,

No skyscrapers, but is some ways that is a relief!
The street maintains its own individual style and character.
I found myself fascinated by the lady in red, trying to work out why she was shading her eyes whilst eating perhaps an ice cream!
Your notes were extremely useful.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Malgo,
The wide footpath gives the many pedestrians space along this busy avenue. There's even room for some greenery.
We see buildings in different style and it does look classy.
An attractive street shot from Saint Petersburg.
Best regards, Paul

Ludzie w wiecznym biegu, Świat nie zwalnia wręcz odwrotnie, dla tego czasem trzeba zatrzymać się. Choćby na przystanku, jak na Twoim zdjęciu.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26033 W: 522 N: 44528] (189937)
  • [2019-08-15 5:01]

Hello Malgo,

What a lovely picture with the frontages of the buildings.
Also, the people and advertisement makes your picture attractive.
Perspective is always very important to a picture.
Excellent done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Ciao cara Malgo, great parade of facades, lovely composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors,splendid light fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ni8ce colors in your street scene. Looks like there is a fine atmosphere there. Well captured.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13313 W: 125 N: 23838] (119799)
  • [2019-08-15 12:02]
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Ciao Malgo. Certainly not the greatest show that this city offers when talking about architecture, but this street is famous for all the artists who have been there and to whom they are inspired. You certainly won't know it, but even a famous Italian singer has dedicated a song to this street. If you have 3 minutes you can listen to it here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWViOtrFcrs Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

Czesc Malgorzata,
Ladnie uchwycilas zycie codzienne w Petersburgu.
Jakosc obrazu imponujaca.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10894 W: 57 N: 18836] (70460)
  • [2019-08-15 13:58]

Hello Malgo,
A great streetscape with a nice variety of different façades, which were lit by an appealing and bright sunlight. The foreground adds a very nice and lively daily life mood. Well captured.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4119 W: 0 N: 9820] (66923)
  • [2019-08-15 15:10]

No taka zwykla ulica to to nie jest, ale to tez czesc zycia w tym miescie, fajnie ujete
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hello Malgo
This time the story is the most important part of the post and the photo is an excellent illustration with this story.
Excellent presentation
Have a nice day, groet Rob

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11219 W: 174 N: 20535] (90568)
  • [2019-08-16 10:42]


a nice glimpse of the famous avenue of SPet.nice details of its façades and the people in the daily life. you got a special light and blue sky.

take care


Malgorzata, the picture gives a glimpse to the Nevsky prospect. It is often depicted in the litterature. The city dwellers are going about their business, walking or waiting at the bus stop. Interesting architectural details presented.

Ciao Malgo
esiste anche una canzone italiana che si intitola Prospettiva Nevsky.
Mi piace questa foto, un soggetto che si vede poco nelle foto e per questo ancora più interessante.
Ps esiste anche la patrona dei fotografi, si chiama Santa Veronica.

Hello Malgo,
Nice view of this busy street, I like "nothing special" photos. 👍🏻👍🏻

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