One of the best ways to discover Saint Petersburg is from the Neva river using one of the main flat-bottom boats that circle the city. One can truly appreciate how vast the historic city centre is, but also how beautiful and yet slightly austere it is - a fascinating sight. While there is an obvious reason for dubbing Saint Petersburg as the Venice of the North, it is totally unlike Venice and yet equally charming.

If you like the pictures in this gallery, you might also like the pictures of Saint Petersburg from its rooftops, the pictures of Russia, all on :) The pictures in this gallery were shot with a Canon EOS 40D associated with Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM.

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