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National Library of Russia Reading Rooms

When the coach pulled to a halt for our visit to Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg it actually parked up in Ostrovskogo Square (which Wiki has as Ostrovsky Square,) right outside a buidling containing the National Library of Russia Reading Rooms:-

aNational Library of Russia reading room 2

National Library of Russia reading room

The nameplate on the right is in Cyrillic but the one on the left is written in English, complete with opening hours:-

aNational Library of Russia reading room 3

There was some impressive ironwork on each side of the door:-

aNational Library of Russia reading room 5

View of building down the street:-

aNational Library of Russia reading room 4

Catherine the Great Statue, St Petersburg

In Ostrovskogo Square, just off Nevsky Prospekt.

The building in the background is the Alexandrinsky Theatre:-

Catherine the Great Monument, St Petersburg

Monument to Catherine The Great, St Petersburg

A lamppost nearby:-

Lamppost in Ostrovskogo Square, St Petersburg

Planting in Ostrovskogo Square:-

Planting in Ostrovskogo Square, St Petersburg

More planting, between the statue of Catherine the Great and the Alexandrinsky Theatre Building.

Planting Ostrovskogo Square, St Petersburg

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