This building smelled absolutely awful. Homeless people and stray dogs probably used it as a restroom.
I think this was at some point a bunch of ticket booths?
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.
That's a "your ad here" sign in the top right.
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.
In the ancient city of Pskov south of St. Petersburg. Around 10 or 11 AM I think.
Plaque in an abandoned Soviet hospital/medical school in Pskov that was sort of built into the bridge it was next to.
Same place. The yellow text on top says 'freedom'.
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.
An old (~1800s if not late 1700s) grave plot in the middle of St. Petersburg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shot of the same complex - the tree was huge, but back in a public square near a metro stop.
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.
The graffiti says "It's a beautiful city, St. Petersburg."
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.