View of the bridges of the Neva, the Fontanka, the Moika, the Kryukov Canal and the Kronverksky Protoka from the water.
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Winter 2018 in St. Petersburg - a lot of snow and walks along the rivers and canals by foot.
St. Petersburg was founded on May 16 (27), 1703, when the corner-stone of the future Peter and Paul Fortress was laid on Hares' (Zayachy) Island. Simultaneously the construction of timber dwellings started on the right bank of the Neva, on Gorodovoy Island which now forms part of the so-called Petrograd Side.
West of the Kriukov Canal, between the Moika and Fontanka, lay an extensive area known in Old St. Petersburg since the middle of the eighteenth century as Kolomna.
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