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St. Petersburg and Moscow | John Stoddard's Lectures



St. Petersburg and Moscow. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleSt. Petersburg - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-St. Petersburg
Napoleon said, Scratch a Russian, and you will find a Tartar. Fifty years later, Tourgenieff, one of the greatest writers Russia has produced, remarked : The trouble with us Russians is that the...
-St. Petersburg. Part 2
A Canal In St. Petersburg. At first it is impossible to realize these facts, so massive and substantial does everything connected with the waterfront appear, and one is liable to forget what a stup...
-St. Petersburg. Part 3
The St. Nicholas Bridge. A Shrine For Prayer. Of course, with such a foundation as St. Petersburg possesses, it is emphatically a city of bridges, of which the finest bears the name of St. Nicho...
-St. Petersburg. Part 4
St. Isaac's Cathedral. Interior Of st. Isaac's cathedral. Yet this is only in keeping with the entire building; for in St. Isaac's we tread a pavement of variegated marble; we ascend steps of po...
-St. Petersburg. Part 5
The Nevski Prospekt. A Characteristic Scene. The Alexander Column. The Palace Quay. Close by the Alexander Column stands the Winter Palace,-one of the largest buildings in the world, - and...
-St. Petersburg. Part 6
Summer In The Winter Palace. The Ball-Room. Alexander II. The Winter Palace. If possible, more solemn still must have been the sight of the silent thousands who lined the shores of the Nev...
-St. Petersburg. Part 7
The Hermitage is no longer a royal residence. Like the Louvre at Paris, it has now become the principal art museum of the capital. I was surprised to see the treasures which this comparatively youthfu...
-St. Petersburg. Part 8
Filled with such thoughts, I stood with admiration and respect before the statue of the man who could conceive and execute such stupendous plans. He is portrayed reining in his steed at full gallop, o...
-St. Petersburg. Part 9
Peter Saved By His Mother. Native Washerwomen. The Volga. The Guard-Room. Peter naturally chose Holland as the school which he would attend; for that country was then the centre of the mar...
-St. Petersburg. Part 10
A Russian Cab. This experience prompted the Tsar to institute a practical reform. In those days the Russian peasants wore much longer gowns than they do now. On his return from western Europe, th...
-St. Petersburg. Part 11
The Banquet-Hall. In The Tsar's Palace. Yet Peter was a man of noble impulses. Soon after his recovery from the illness caused by his carousal, he beheld a vessel full of soldiers and sailors he...
-St. Petersburg. Part 12
The River. In striking contrast, however, to this splendor, the private apartments of the Russian sovereigns are extremely plain. I was especially impressed with the austerity of the bedroom of the...
-St. Petersburg. Part 13
A Hall In Tsars-Koe-Selo. The Palace Of Peterhof. One room in the palace of Peterhof is unique; for its walls are entirely paneled with female portraits, painted for Catharine II. by a favorite ...
-Moscow
Moscow is further east than Jerusalem. Like Constantinople, it is situated where the two great divisions of our globe, the Orient and the Occident, forever gaze into each other's eyes. Beyond this c...
-Moscow. Part 2
Bulbous Domes. Panorama From The Tower Of Ivan The Terrible. Their architecture is peculiar. How singular are their bulbous domes! To use a homely but apt comparison, they call to mind inverted ...
-Moscow. Part 3
The Foundling Hospital. Church Of The Monastery. One Of The Kremlin Towers. The Moskwa And The Kremlin. The Kremlin Walls. A prominent feature in the Muscovite capital is the river Moskwa...
-Moscow. Part 4
The Red Square. The Red Square And. Church Of St. Basil. In the crypt of this church are kept the heavy chain and crosses which St. Basil wore for penance, and the iron weights worn by the othe...
-Moscow. Part 5
But if the bells within this gold-capped tower amazed us, what could we say when we beheld the monster lying at its base ? This is, indeed, the King of Bells. It looked to me, as I approached it, li...
-Moscow. Part 6
Passing between these, and beneath the richly decorated portal, I found myself before the throne of the Tsar. It is a seat worthy of an imperial potentate. The wall behind it is of light blue silk. ...









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