Saturday walk along Millionnaya street (visual story 17 photos)

The city always looks different at night. You cannot see every detail of the architecture or every single person. You begin to see whole images and larger forms. Something is hiding from your eyes in the dark. Conversely, what you do not notice during the day becomes obvious and expressive at night.

Night lighting offers you new space solutions. If you shoot at a slow shutter speed, you can get additional bonuses in the form of smeared lights or silhouettes of people. It's a different world with different rules.

In the first photo you see a small part of Nevsky Prospekt. But we'll turn to a quieter place. Like Nevsky Prospekt, this street rests on Palace Square. More precisely, they start from Palace Square. I mean Millionnaya Street, which runs between the Neva and the Moika.


Ночью город всегда выглядит иначе. Вы не можете видеть каждую деталь архитектуры или каждого человека в отдельности. Вы начинаете видеть целыми образами и большими формами. Что-то скрывается от вашего глаза в темноте. И наоборот, то, что вы не замечаете днём, становится очевидным и выразительным ночью.

Ночное освещение предлагает вам новые решения пространства. Если вы снимаете на длинной выдержке, то можете получить дополнительные бонусы в виде размазанных огней или силуэтов людей. Это другой мир, в котором действуют другие правила.

На первом фото вы видите небольшую часть Невского проспекта. Но мы свернём в более спокойное место. Как и Невский проспект эта улица упирается в Дворцовую площадь. Точнее, с Дворцовой площади они начинаются. Я имею в виду улицу Миллионную, которая проходит между Невой и Мойкой.


Это её начало. Здесь вы видите часть Зимнего дворца и справа стоят знаменитые Атланты. Со стороны Дворцовой площади это выглядит вот так.

In this direction, we will walk.


Despite the fact that this street belongs to the central ones, it is very quiet and not so crowded with shop windows, advertising, and other night illuminations. Very calm and decent street. There are mostly residential buildings in which they're used to be communal apartments. This means that one large apartment was divided into several families for a living. In one of these apartments, my wife's relatives lived, and she herself, when she was a little girl. They had to carry firewood to their floor on foot through the old stairs. These were the 60s. Yes, there was stove heating.



This is one of the yards. My wife did not live in it. This is a neighboring yard. It's just that the gates to this courtyard are always open.


И ещё... из этого двора видна тыльная часть дома учёных. Это бывший Владимирский дворец.

In the years 1720-1862, a repeatedly rebuilt mansion was located on the site of the palace, which gradually turned into “the most beautiful palace”, where I. A. Musin-Pushkin, I. A. Osterman, N. V. Repnin, I. P. Kutaisov lived in succession , D. P. Volkonsky, A. de Caulaincourt, and since 1841 a company of palace grenadiers was located [2].
In 1862, it was decided to demolish the old building and build the palace of the Grand Duke. The palace was built according to the project of the architect A.I. Rezanov in 1867-1868, but for several more years, until 1874, the decoration of the premises went on.
In May 1917, the palace housed the Red Cross commission for prisoners of war, from October 1917 - the board of the Union of International Trade Associations, from October 1918 - the theater department of the People's Commissariat for Education, and in 1919 - the publishing house "World Literature".
The House of Scientists was opened on January 31, 1920[1] by the decision of the Petrograd Soviet on the initiative of the Petrograd Commission for the Improvement of the Life of Scientists (Chairman Maxim Gorky) in the former palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich.


But back to our walk.



It's the same yard. We just go around the inner wing from all sides.



We managed to get into "our" yard. It is closed by a gate, but at one moment a car drove out of the gate and we got inside. I filmed very quickly for fear of being chased by the guards.

As you can see, now there are external elevators in glass shafts and most likely the former communal apartments now have one owner each. I have no idea how much an apartment could cost here.



After the courtyard and a conversation with a disgruntled security guard (he watched everything on video surveillance), we went to the Moika embankment. It was too late. Our car was in one of the yards on the other side.




Once it was a passage courtyard, but now it, like the others, is closed with gates. But we had the keys to this yard. It was time to leave this yard and return home.

CameraSony A7М2
LensSamyang 35 1,4
Post-productionin LR

Manual processing in Lightroom

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Красиво, ёшкин кот!

У нас скоро совсем исчезнут красивые дома. Да и тем до питерских домов далеко.


Благодарствую :)
А в чём беда, сносят или ветшают сами?


Я раньше думал, что надо обновлять дома, старые сносить. Но ведь новые они такие безликие, пустые коробки.
Ты же не фоткаешь советские девятиэтажки. :)
А дома ветшают, потому что за ними нет уходами.


сносить надо старые безликие. А настоящую старину надо беречь, в ней есть душа)