#SaintPetersburg was established in 1703 by Peter the Great, it was the capital of Russia for two centuries, here are few interesting facts about this city:
📍 St. Petersburg is the greenest of Russia’s major cities. Over 200 parks and gardens, plus over a thousand tree-lined streets and more than 700 leafy squares.
📍 St. Petersburg has one of the longest and shortest streets of Russia. The shortest one is Peskovsky lane (34 steps).
📍 The oldest building in St Petersburg is Peter the Great’s house (history dates from 1703) and the oldest park is Summer Garden (history dates from 1704)
📍 St. Petersburg is a proud owner of 800 bridges, 13 of them are drawbridges.
📍 Saint Petersburg is called the “Capital of Culture” for a reason. The whole historic center of Petersburg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with estimated 8000 landmarks.
📍 Leningrad – the former name of St Petersburg – is Hero City. During the World War II the city was encircled by Nazi troops for nearly 900 days without access to food and completely cut off from the rest of Russia. But the citizens did not let the enemy in. During this period of starvation, disease and the bombing in Leningrad approximately 1.5 million people died.
📍Petersburg’s symbol is White Nights, which are explained by high-latitude position of the city. White nights start on May 25-26, when the sun goes down by no more than 9 °, and evening twilight practically coincides with the morning.
The Altai Mountains is a magical place where even the least spiritual person feels an immediate connection to the sky, untouched nature, high mountains, sleepy river valleys, fresh grass fields with horses and cows enjoying the clean air. 🏔🌳💧
Can anyone please explain me why people love #NYC so much? 🍎
Every time I come visit, I prove my point over and over again - people are delusional about this city.
I don’t even know what to start with – basement level closet size apartments with very little natural light, the smell of rotting food and sun baked urine, garbage mountains, brutal summers but winters even worst, over crowded subways where you constantly get uninvited invasion of your personal space and so on and so forth.
Such an environment is not good for you as a human being, being under constant stress leads to a dramatic health issues - anxiety, exhaustion, heart disease, depression and obesity.
Go ahead and prove me wrong 😉
Life's a lot like the ocean. It heaves up unexpected waves, tosses us about, and drags us under at times. Equally, life also gives us the sweetest moments akin to catching the right wave, serving as a reward for our efforts, calculated risks and for following our awe.
Like the ocean, life is a flow and the less we try to control the world around us, the more we learn to work with what we have, the more attuned we are to leading a fulfilling and mindful life. Whether or not you're a surfer, there's a lot to be gained by seeing life in the same manner as a surfer views the ocean.
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