Admiralty Park II

Admiralty Park II

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During the reign of Peter the Great, the then Tsar of Russia was obsessed with forming a strong navy. Because Russia only had one seaport in the far north, he believed it necessary to build another. Thus the Admiralty began its life as a fortified shipyard in 1704 in St Petersburg. 

A 73 meter (240-foot) golden spire, and its weather-vane "little ship" that sits atop it, remains one of St. Petersburg's most recognisable landmarks. The weather-vane, a replica of Peter's personal ship is lost in a sea of mist below in the dead of winter as snow has turned the park into a winter wonderland.



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