Emotions through the roof – in sunny St. Pete!

Our guided walking-tour of St. Pete started out great. But things were about to be taken to the next level – literally! Rooftops, here we come. But first – a surprise: turns out most of the roofs are wooden (on the inside, under some tin sheeting)! ->

I have to say I wasn’t expecting this; from afar things like a lot more modern. Never mind. The main thing – the views from the roofs, not the (inner) roofs themselves.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, naturally ->

On the outside – tidy roofs ->

Messy roofs ->

Graffiti’ed roofs ->

Ideal-viewing roofs ->

Sunset roofs ->

// Apologies for a few seemingly duplicate photos. I just kept snapping as I was in such a great mood up here. I’m in just as great a mood going through them all now!…

Nevsky roofs ->

A brief descent back down to the charming St. P courtyards…

…Before we were back up again for more elevated raptures ->

Mysterious wall:

One of my pet-hates – messes of wires and cables, but I tried not to dwell on those. Anyway, it could be worse )…

A view of a St. Petersburg well-courtyard from up top:

Wonderful views. Period ->

Plenty of chimneys too ->

Haze; Lakhta Center:

No comment! ->

Oops. I didn’t mean to invade anyone’s privacy! ->

Security taken seriously, of course ->

Sometimes the cables add a certain something. Didn’t think I’d ever say that!…

Meanwhile down below – busy city-life goes on as usual ->

Especially on Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main central road:

More imperial-architecture-themed photo-ops than you can shake a selfie-stick at:

Btw, our guide was Artem – a great guy. Thank you for the super excursion! Here’s his Telegram.

To finish, a happy-accident psychedelic pic of the St. Petersburg skyline at dusk:

And that’s all for rooftop Petersburg. But there’ll be more about the northern capital coming soon. Stay tuned!…

The rest of the pics from St. Petersburg are here.

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