Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The blond journalist is interviewing an old art historian inside the newly renovated Saint Isaac’s cathedral. It is cold inside. December 2013. La journaliste blonde interviewe un vieil historien de l’art à l’intérieur de la cathédrale Saint-Isaac récemment rénovée. Il fait froid à l’intérieur. Décembre 2013.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peter the Great founded the Russian Navy, and St Petersburg remains the home of the fleet. It was common to see many sailors on the Nevski Prospect. May 1996. Pierre le Grand a fondé la Marine russe et Saint-Pétersbourg reste le port d’attache de la flotte. Il est courant de croiser beaucoup de marins sur…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

There are many copyists in the Ermitage Museum. This man was making a copy of a Rubens painting. May 1996. Il y a beaucoup de copistes au Musée de l’Ermitage. Cet homme peignait une copie d’une toile de Rubens. Mai 1996.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The inhabitants of Saint Petersburg have to face long winter months with very short days. In the summer, they are eager to enjoy sunshine and will use the grounds of the Peter and Paul fortress as a city beach. May 1998. Les habitants de Saint-Pétersbourg doivent affronter de longs mois d’hiver aux journées très courtes.…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

When the day breaks around 11:00am, it is sometimes difficult to feel awake on your way to work. You see many people sleeping in the Metro line 2 (Moskovsko-Petrogradskaïa). December 2013. Quand le jour se lève à onze heures du matin, il est parfois difficile d’être réveillé en allant au travail. On voit beaucoup de…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

I should call this picture « the Remains of Communism ». You walk in the street and suddenly facing this small of group of people, you remember the city has been levelled by communist ideologies in the recent past. December 2013. Je devrais appeler cette photo « les Vestiges du Communisme ». On marche dans la rue et soudain…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Thanks to the Musical Director, Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky Theatre opened a brand new Concert Hall, in spring 2007. This lady is waiting for the Mozart concert with the pianist Menahem Pressler to start. The concert will start late as the rehearsal is still taking place at the last minute in the hall. Gergiev is…