Pictures from St. Petersburg

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byEduard Jerrmann

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PICTURES FROM ST. PETERSBURG. CHAPTER I. FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND SOCIAL INTERCOURSE. ST. PETERSBURG, the capital of an empire which borders on Germany; St. Petersburg, which reckons amongst its inhabitants upwards of forty thousand Germans, of whom a large proportion correspond with friends and relations in their own country; St. Petersburg, which annually receives several hundred German guests, is nevertheless as imperfectly known to us as if it lay beyond the Mountains of the Moon ; and the accounts we get of it are so fabulously strange, that when we come to visit it we scarcely dare to trust the evidence of our own eyes. Even according to the sketches given by Messrs. Kohl and Pelz (Treumund Welp), who nevertheless abode there long enough to know better, one trembles lest one should encounter a bear on the Newsky Perspective, or receive in one's peaceable dwelling the visit of a famished wolf. His mind full of such erroneous anticipations, the traveller fancies himself a stage or two beyond Christendom, expects to make acquaintance with a semi-barbarous land, and approaches the City of the Czars with trepidation and anxiety. How startling and agreeable is the contrast, to these gloomy forebodings, of the reality that presents itself on entering the Russian capital, especially if the approach be made from the side of the sea. The beauty of the entrance into St. Petersburg cannot easily be paralleled. First, magnificent Cronstadt, with its harbour full of countless ships, its docks without end, its remarkable towers and works, rising in wonderful strength and beauty out of the depths of the open sea, strikes us with admiration. A little further we pass the beautiful palace of Peterhof, with its delightful gardens, its pleasant park, its fairy-like buildings. Aft...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PICTURES FROM ST. PETERSBURG. CHAPTER I. FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND SOCIAL INTERCOURSE. ST. PETERSBURG, the capital of an empire which bor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217028357

ISBN - 13:9780217028356

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