Quiz: city built by foreigners?

Source: flicker.com
 

Foreigners have always been welcome in St. Petersburg. The founder of the city Peter the Great himself invited architects from Europe to build a truly European capital. Have a look around: does it remind you of Rome, London or Paris? Can you guess where the influence is coming from? Let’s try and see! But be careful: Russian architects soon started copying trendy European styles!

Tags from the story
, , , ,
More from Natalia Smolentceva

Protest for export: Russian critical art in Berlin

Does subversive art have a future in Russia? Can it have an...
Read More