Autumn in St Petersburg

After spending five weeks in St Petersburg from mid-September to mid-October, I have a hard time imagining a more beautiful place in the autumn.  Even on the cloudy days, I was a bit enchanted. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures from autumn in St Petersburg:

Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tower of the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
St.Isaac’s Cathedral
Smolny Convent grounds, St. Petersburg, Russia
A bride on the grounds of the Smolny Convent
Smolny Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
View of St. Petersburg from the belfry at Smolny Cathedral
Tikhin Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Russia
A stray cat in Tikhin Cemetery
St. Petersburg, Russia
Moyka River and the Mikhailovsky Gardens in early October
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
View of St. Isaac’s Cathedral from the Peter and Paul Fortress
Tsarskoe Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia
Looking ahead to Catherine Palace from Catherine Park at Tsarskoe Selo.
Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Upper Garden at Petrodvorets (Peterhof)
Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia
Grand Palace at Peterhof
Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia
An up close view of the Grand Cascade at Peterhof
Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Hermitage at night
Neva River, St. Petersburg, Russia
Bridge raised over the Neva River around 1:30 a.m.

 

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9 thoughts on “Autumn in St Petersburg”

  1. Hi Katie,

    What gorgeous photos! I’ve always imagined St. Petersburg as a summer destination, but you’ve shown otherwise. The leaves make everything else pop. Awesome.

    1. Thanks Kelsey! I loved the leaves changing colors – the first week of October was probably the best for that!

  2. You had me at “Autumn”! I just spent the weekend traveling around northern California checking out the Fall foliage in northern California. I took over 300 photos and just wrote two posts sharing my photos of the Fall colors.

    I love your photos! You have convinced me that I need to go to Europe in the Fall. I think I would love it there – St Petersburg is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Jeremy! Yeah, I couldn’t get enough of taking pictures – it was hard to narrow down which ones to include!

  3. Ahhh!!! I’m so jealous. I thought I’d have the chance to finally visit St Petersburg this winter but my plans just changed 🙁

    After seeing these photos, though, I’m completely jealous! St Petersburg has been on my list to visit for years – hopefully sometime soon!

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