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    Favourite place in Moscow and St. Peterburg

    Please, if you would like to share your favourite places in these cities.
    Could be anything from a park to a special restaurant, just a street or perhaps some other location of interest!
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    There is on place in Petersburg I just love. But only in the summer.

    Go to field of Mars (марсовое поле) and in the top left corner, looking from the Neva, there are some trees. Two of the trees are close enough and slanted enough that you can sit with your back reclined on one of the trees, and your feet up on the other (if you so like). On one of the trees there is even a branch that is perfect for hanging a jacket. Just sit there and watch people go past... *memories*
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    This is what I'm talking about !!!!!
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    Oh, memories, memories, memories...
    Favorite place in St. Petersburg? It's impossible to pick just one..
    On Petrogradskaya side, there is a river Karpovka. It turns 90 degrees between Kirovsky (Kamennoostrovski now) and Aptekarsky. There are stairs down, in the spring you can see fishes swirling in this dirty water.. BTW - pretty building behind with gates and enclosed court - we used to live there - the best place to see fireworks on the Victory day - from it's roof.
    Nearby Botanical garden with all its little ponds, quiet corners and exotic trees (well, at least exotic for such northern location as St. Petersburg)..
    Tavrichesky park, of course. View from Troitsky bridge (in Vasylievsky island direction).
    Yes, and there is on more place on the gulf of Finland.. Primorskaya metro station, 2 stops by bus, or 10 minutes walk along the Smolenka river (or 20 minutes bicycle ride from above mentioned house on Petrogradskaya), and right where it flows into the gulf - there is a peaceful place to relax and think.. if it's warm, you can even take your shoes off and splash water with your feet..
    Should I continue?

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    Pleasee!!!!!!
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    Hehe
    I don't think this forum could possibly absorb 27 years of me living there and being in love with St. Petersburg..
    But I will keep trying from time to time..

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    Ok, here is more.

    A secret passage from Kapella on Moika river to Bol. Konushennaya street. Well, it used to be secret 20 years ago, when I was just a kid, and my mom showed it to me. Now it has been restored, all the hidden courts cleaned up. No garbage piles anymore.. But it makes it even prettier. Kind of European-looking.

    Or a little bridge across Canal Griboedova. Far away from Nevsky prospect.. Well, it's worth it - to walk along Canal Griboedova all the way through. You could find a lot of cute places away from busy streets.

    That all was old town.. Here some of the newer parts..
    Grazhdanka - the very north end of it. The last street (Suzdalski pr.) is like a border between city and a countryside. But if you sneak between metal garages (which are forming two more "streets") and cross the railway road, walking away from city for about 1/2 mile, you'll come to the country road. West end of it goes to Parnas, but continue going east on that, and you will pass a spot in the valley, where nightingale sings in the summer. If it happens to be sunset, just stop and enjoy.

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    I certainly hope that I will have the opportunity to visit that place some time!!! It sounds wonderfully inspiring!
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    Spend also alot of time in the metro... they are a work of art!

    And in the winter, when it snows at night, go for a walk along the canals, nobody on the streets, the buildings lit up, it takes your breath away!
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    Yes I have experienced such view i think
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    Best place in Moskva is in Tverskaya
    There's a cafe there, I forgot the name, but I went there because that's where it was rumoured that lena and yulia from taty always goes...
    No luck though, but I must say that the food was great!

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    My favourite place in St Petersburg was the Banya next to the Idiot cafe - apparently Dostoyevsky used to frequent there too!
    Also the Puskinskaya arts space off nevsky prospect across from moscow station/Ploshchad Vosstanya.

    Moscow - ermm..their was a park i as at where you could see out over the city - cant remember what its called now!Its near the Arh De Triompe-like monument!
    Also - The Dom arts area - saw some amazing Tuvan music there in october.
    A Slap in the face of Public Taste....

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    Have you ever been at The Politeh which is located in St. Peterburg? If no, you have lost a great deal of fun (but not all is lost). I and my best friends are having fun At Politeh - And I thought and think and will think that The Politeh is the greatest place in whole SPb!!! (Because very near this place is disposed my university, studying in whish I had successfuly finished last summer)

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    What the Taliban is The Politeh? Is it a club?? A cafe? A Russian money-laundering site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    What the Taliban is The Politeh? Is it a club?? A cafe? A Russian money-laundering site?
    The Taliban? The Taliban? Are you using Taliban-branded opium or something? :P

    But your question is valid and one I hope he'll answer; what kind of word is "politeh" any way -- it doesn't sound like anything from a language I've heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    What the Taliban is The Politeh? Is it a club?? A cafe? A Russian money-laundering site?
    The Taliban? The Taliban? Are you using Taliban-branded opium or something? :P

    But your question is valid and one I hope he'll answer; what kind of word is "politeh" any way -- it doesn't sound like anything from a language I've heard.
    Maybe Политех - Polytech(nic).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Maybe Политех - Polytech(nic).
    That's right, it is short for Polytechnic Institute (or probably now a University).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Maybe Политех - Polytech(nic).
    That's right, it is short for Polytechnic Institute (or probably now a University).
    Ah,ok...the lack of the "k" there threw me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Maybe Политех - Polytech(nic).
    That's right, it is short for Polytechnic Institute (or probably now a University).
    Ah,ok...the lack of the "k" there threw me.
    Easily thrown then. What else could an h in Russian be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Maybe Политех - Polytech(nic).
    That's right, it is short for Polytechnic Institute (or probably now a University).
    Ah,ok...the lack of the "k" there threw me.
    Easily thrown then. What else could an h in Russian be?
    I didn't know that it was necessarily Russian. Foreign names/words are routinely used in Russia. There's a place called "Quo Vadis" there for Pete's sake.
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