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We stopped here on a coach tour to see the Reva River and Peter and Paul Fortress. The red columns highlighted the old stock exchange building, and were originally built as Victory markers. 2 brides were taking photos by them, as apparently it is a...More
These columns can be seen in the distance from various points around St Petersburg and are kind of symbolic of the city. Up close they aren't particularly special, but you'll probably see them anyway as you wander around exploring the city. Interesting history which is...More
Unusual Vistory columns that function as beacons. These were built between 1805 and 1810 on the Neva River on Vasilieusky Island. You will pass by these several times during your tours and will probably be allowed a few minutes to photograph.
We saw the Rostral Columns on a brief stop off during a coach tour of St Petersburg. We had been let off the coach here to admire the view over the Neva River with the Peter and Paul fortress to our left and the Winter...More
Rostra (Latin) means prow. The columns here follow Roman tradition by decorating victory columns with the prows of ships; the Romans would have used captured enemy ships. But this was built in 1811 and it retains the original significance of touting their own Russian naval...More