Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress with the spire of Sts. Peter and Paul church reaching into the sky.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Spire of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress marked the founding of St. Petersburg. It was surrounded by water on all sides.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Where to buy tickets.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Approaching Peter and Paul Fortress.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
In the center, the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, to the left is the dome of the Grand Ducal burial vault.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Inside the fort. The mint is the yellow building on the far right. The small two-story yellow building is not identified. The Commandant's House is the low, reddish building in the left center of the photo and the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul can be seen on the left, covered in ever-present scaffolding.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
More of the square inside the fortress.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Inside the cathedral.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Angel.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Ceiling art.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Gilded artwork.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Icon.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Graves of Elizabeth I (foreground), Catherine II (background, left) and Peter III (background right).
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
Graves of Alexander II (left, Altai jasper) and his wife, Maria Alexandrovna (Ural rhodonite).
Peter and Paul Fortress