I love the Vassilyevsky island area. It’s so open to the wind and has beautiful spots to explore and embankments to walk through on a sunny day.
One of the interesting finds of last summer is Repina Street. It is non-touristic, people just live there and you easily dive into the atmosphere of quiet, non-pomp St. Petersburg where the everyday life goes on in the stone paved street. Come look into famous well yards or just imagine ladies in hoop skirts and dandies with canes and top hats taking nice walks right here, in the silence of a time machine in our minds.
The width of the street is 5.6 m and it’s the most narrow named street in the city. Historically speaking, it was connecting the street market (now there’s a garden with a fountain) and the French district where French and German citizens lived by the decree of Peter the Great.
Also don’t forget to check out graffitis on the huge wall of building 32 if street art is your soft spot (mine is, definitely).
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