Why this site is so disorienting
Anya Florenskaya: Scoundrel!
(atmospheric guesthouses in St Petersburg)
The other St Petersburg: a book
How Malevich painted his Black Square
Mandelshtam's first poems
St Isaac's: the colour of power and money
St Isaac's in winter, 1862 (early photograph)
No more dangerous than hunting lions
(Nikolay Gumilev returns to Russia)
It was a terrible night, a November night...
One day Petrovich
In early spring
Mandelshtam in love
Beautiful St Petersburg?
Feeding the 5000
Osip Mandelshtam: Leningrad (1930)
Haymarket Square, August 17th, 1998
House of Vavelberg
Daniil Kharms: Tumbling old ladies
The pale northern light
The pale northern light (alternative)
Nevsky prospekt, 1830-1835
Mstislav Dobuzhinsky: "The city died a death of extraordinary beauty"
Houses of Rozenshteyn
"Will kill your old woman"(graffiti from the staircase
of Dostoevsky's old woman pawnbroker)
Fontanka 185 and the fate of foreign architects in St Petersburg
House of Burda
(ghosts on the streets of St Petersburg)
The real centre of St Petersburg
"I have never managed to love St Petersburg"
Aleksandr Benois on the white nights
Dom Mertensa on Nevsky prospekt
"This way for the old woman"
Dom Mertensa (alternative)
Aleksandr Blok, The Twelve, and death
Aleksandr Blok, The Twelve, and death (alternative)
Anecdotes from the life of Pushkin
The mist of St Petersburg (Georgy Ivanov)
At this point Akaky Akakievich's spirits sank considerably
Boris Kustodiev: Akaky Akakievich at the ministry
Boris Kustodiev: Akaky Akakievich at Petrovich's
Boris Kustodiev: Akaky Akakievich on Nevsky prospekt
Boris Kustodiev: Akaky Akakievich returns from his evening out
The Academy Garden
Academy Garden: location
Rooms with Dutch stove
Kulibin's extraordinary bridge
"I have fallen so low
that now I can never get up again"
Who was Daniil Kharms?