Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Islands of St. Petersburg: Zayachy Island

St. Petersburg's is sometimes mentioned as "the Venice of the North" because the city, like its Italian counterpart, is almost entirely built on a series of islands across the delta of the Neva River. Some only separated one from another by narrow canals or rivers, others, however, are clearly separate from the rest of St. Petersburg.

Zayachy Island is also known as Hare Island. In 1703 Peter the Great founded the Peter and Paul Fortress on this island. 


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