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Walk-about on Sennaya Square
« on: January 03, 2009, 06:51:26 PM »
There is no better place to feel the old and new or St. Petersburg than Sennaya Ploschad.
From the newest glass-encased shopping center to old Dostoevsky town, the soul of St. Petersburg passed through Sennaya Ploschad.
The name means "hay square" and is the location for the old hay market where you couild always find the best prices. It is the setting for Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment among other works. The name Dostoevsky town was not always a flattering title, but now the area has been largely renovated and is one of the more trendy and ecclectic neighborhoods in the center.

[url=http://www.sennaya.com/sennayahistory.html]http://www.sennaya.com/sennayahistory.html[/url]

Photo shows Sennaya metro station built on site of major orthodox church removed by the Soviet government in 1961 to make way for the metro station. In 2003 a small chapel (left photo) was placed on the square to mark the church location. A few of the original icon paintings are there and you can still go light a candle there. A real example of soviet down-sizing of religion.

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Beautiful time-lapse video of Sennaya Square
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 12:47:29 AM »
Beautiful time-lapse video of Sennaya Square. Shot from the north end of the Square towards Sennaya Metro, then panning north to the Canal Gribeodova.



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