‘Five corners’ is the unofficial name for the 5-way crossroads in the center of the city. It unites Zagorodny Prospekt with Razyezzhaya Street, Rubinsteina Street, and Lomonosova Street.
This district has always been interesting: from the 18th century when many profession workers (blacksmiths, cooks etc) lived and worked here and to crepuscular characters of Dostoevsky (together with their real prototypes). Now it’s not dangerous to walk there, even better, you could be inspired by the beautiful yellow-white Vladimirskaya Church or head to Rubinsteina street to eat, drink and make new friends (check Bekitzer, Fartouk etc).
The building I like the most in the district is the gray one on the photo. It was built as an apartment house for renting rooms and apartments to everyone. Now it’s like a shadow from the past, a dark gray, slim and beautiful thing with several cafeterias on the first floor (like nearly every nice building in the center of St. Petersburg).