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UER Forum > Archived World > St. Petersburg Fall/Winter 2012 (Viewed 131 times)
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St. Petersburg Fall/Winter 2012
< on 12/31/2013 7:55 PM >
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I studied abroad in St. Petersburg last Fall at the Smolny Institute. There are more abandoned buildings there than you could dream, although potential homeless/addict inhabitants and risk of getting arrested as a foreigner are pretty big deterrents to entering many of them. Here are some of my favorite shots and buildings. С новым годом!


This building smelled absolutely awful. Homeless people and stray dogs probably used it as a restroom.
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I think this was at some point a bunch of ticket booths?
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One thing I loved about St. Pete was that there was so much more greenery in and on the abandoned stuff - don't see that in Colorado much.
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That's a "your ad here" sign in the top right.
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Not *strictly* abandoned - the Russian Ground Forces HQ was being remodelled and as far as we could tell very empty. That's me at the bottom.
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In the ancient city of Pskov south of St. Petersburg. Around 10 or 11 AM I think.
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Plaque in an abandoned Soviet hospital/medical school in Pskov that was sort of built into the bridge it was next to.
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Same place.
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Same place. The yellow text on top says 'freedom'.
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Right across from the hospital, but I didn't get a chance to explore it. It was full of middle school-aged kids while we were in the hospital.
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An old (~1800s if not late 1700s) grave plot in the middle of St. Petersburg.
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A danger unique to Russian urbex - stray dogs. The rottweiler at the front gave me a warning bark/lunge, and they followed me for longer than was at all comfortable. Did not feel welcome in this neighborhood at all.
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A run-down summer home next to where the dogs started following me. There was an 18th century-style mansion across the alley from this.
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Near where I lived - it looked interesting, but there were fresh footprints in the snow leading into it. Didn't feel like having my camera stolen.
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Park of the Fallen Monuments in Moscow - where a lot of Soviet monuments went after the fall. The place is vaguely maintained, but open and free to the public.
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A really weird building/complex next to the WWII museum in Moscow. I still can't figure out what the hell the building was used for. I would've gone in but I had a feeling someone was inside.
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Shot of the same complex - the tree was huge, but back in a public square near a metro stop.
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From my last day in St. Petersburg, near my apartment. It looked cool, but again there were fresh footprints leading into a pitch black staircase...no thanks.
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The graffiti says "It's a beautiful city, St. Petersburg."
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Bad pic, good story. The two-story abandoned building boat in the moat surrounding the soccer stadium I lived next to is sinking here because a giant crane boat somehow messed up its anchor the week prior. It took several divers in VERY cold water and multiple firetrucks 60+ hours to fix the tilt, though I don't know why they did.
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Re: St. Petersburg Fall/Winter 2012
<Reply # 1 on 12/31/2013 11:46 PM >
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I want to explore with you someday!
Thank you for sharing your shots of So'yet Russia's forgotten

"It's just a dance, not romance."
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