I’ve had this photo saved for a while and kept forgetting to blog about it because of what’s been going on recently. The past two weeks have been kind of annoying—thought this weekend was really good—so I completely forgot to post this photo of a famous theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s the Alexandrinsky Theatre, situated on what used to be called Alexandrinskaya Square. (The Bolsheviks renamed it, but since I’m a White sympathizer, I’ve decided not to call it by its post-Revolutionary name.) My mom and I saw Swan Lake performed in this theatre when we visited Russia. We were there in the summer, though, so I’d never seen what it looked like in the winter until I saw this photo.
I found the photo at this entry on the Royal Russia blog. There’s a small writeup about the square, too, which includes this fun fact: this square has St. Petersburg’s only monument to Catherine the Great.