Posts by: Zoran.Trevisan - Page 3

02 Oct
2013
St. Petersburg has always been the frame or the subject of a lot of literary works. Many authors lived there, and nowadays, literary museums are often located in their houses. Pushkin’s memorial apartment (Музей-Квартира Пушкина) on the bank of the river Moika stands today as the city’s most popular literary museum. This was the apartment ...
01 Oct
2013
The Republic of Karelia (Республика Карелия) is a federal subject of Russia, located in the northwestern part of the country. It is not far from St. Petersburg, and its beauties often attract many tourists from the city. Karelia is located between the Baltic and the White seas, and its water sources are a great touristic ...
30 Sep
2013
Icon painting became a tradition in ancient Rus’ after its convertion to Orthodox Christianity in 988 CE. These icons (иконы) followed the model and the formulas established by Byzantine art. However, as time passed, Russia widened the range of types and styles more than any other country in the Orthodox world. Russian icons are often ...
26 Sep
2013
If you want to get away from the chaos of the city centre, Miracle Club (Территория “МИРАКЛ”) is a perfect place to relax and have a cup of tea. The club has a friendly and domestic atmosphere, as if you were in your comfortable living room. Sofas, pictures and musical instruments make Miracle a perfect ...
25 Sep
2013
Today (September 25) we celebrate Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth anniversary. He was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist, one of the most important figures of 20th-century music. Dmitri Shostakovich (Дмитрий Шостакович) rose to prominence thanks to the patronage of Soviet authorities, but he later developed a complex relationship with the government. However, he still managed to ...
24 Sep
2013
Have You Ever Wondered about Rubinshteina Street? Despite being famous today as St. Petersburg bar and restaurant street, Rubinshteina Street (Улица Рубинштейна) is actually an historical place in the heart of the city. First called Troitskaya Ulitsa, it was renamed in honour of composer Anton Rubinshtein, who lived there and founded the St. Petersburg Conservatory.  ...
23 Sep
2013
The Legend of Sadko and The Sea Tsar Byliny (Былины) are East Slavic oral epic narrative poems from the Medieval era. They take historical elements and turn it into fictional stories. A very famous legend in Byliny is the one of Sadko (Садко). Sadko was a musician who played the gusli (a multichord Russian instrument) ...
20 Sep
2013
Atelier bar (Ателье бар) is a three-storey tall bar/club right in the centre of St. Petersburg, just round the corner from Dumskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg bar street. The interior design of the bar is quite raw and edgy, but it has recently been updated in order to be a little more comfortable. Now it still ...
19 Sep
2013
Although Charlie Chaplin is American, he has always been really famous in Russia. For instance, clowns in circuses after the Soviet revolution were often dressed in Chaplin-ish costumes. What’s great is that he has come once again to Russia, in the shape of a Broadway musical. The musical “Chaplin” (Чаплин) has already been a smash ...
13 Sep
2013
Yesterday, two teams of students from Liden & Denz explored some less famous parts of the city in search of unique hidden jems. They went through Mikhailovsky Park (Михайловский Парк), the bank of Fontanka river (Набережная реки Фонтанки) and the Summer Garden (Летний Сад) in search of underrated monuments. Other tasks included finding backyards and ...