The weather has been enough warm this week, although the night temps were 0 C. I decided to go for a walk in the downtown, to take autumn pictures of my favorite places in the gardens.
The Summer Garden is the oldest one in Saint Petersburg, designed in the regular style. I love to spend time here in all seasons. It is situated on the bank of the river Neva and is famous for its cast iron grille and marble sculptures.
I always liked to watch the garden sculptures, like this ‘Flora’.
The second one is Michael Garden. It was created as a landscaped park.The trees grown in the downtown are the English oak, Norway maple, Green ash, Silver birch, Siberian larch, Blue spruce, Crack willow, Limes and Poplars.
The garden takes its name from the Michael Palace, better known to visitors as the Russian Art Museum.
There is a small pavilion in a corner of the Garden, on the bank of the Moika River. I saw an artist here, it’s really lovely place!
Through the big old trees the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is seen. I enjoyed watching its mosaic walls and domes.
One entrance to the Michael Garden is located opposite this Church. Forged grille separates the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood from the Michael Garden. It’s very interesting iron grill; I think there are the iron tulips on it. Am I right?