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It is impossible to overstate the significance of St Petersburg in world history. As the erstwhile capital of all Russia, and the site of Tsar Alexander's assassination, it has risen and fallen in political favour over the centuries. Yet despite the tragedies to which it has played host, the Baroque heart of this august city beats with an unstoppable pride and dignity.

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Nige Burton
Nige820 Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.

Publish Date  September 03, 2011

Dimensions  Small Square  156 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (4)

Nige820

Nige820 says

Hi Dave and thanks for the kind comments. I do use a tripod when absolutely necessary, but I'm a great believer in guerrilla travel photography as most of us don't have the time or budget for expensive shoots. It's something I teach in my Landscape Photography Courses. I'm afraid I can't take the credit for matching up the spreads - that's down to Blurb's fantastic software! St Petersburg is a truly amazing city; having travelled extensively throughout Russia and Siberia, it's still very much a favourite.

posted at 04:24am Nov 01 PST

cincydave

cincydave says

Great Pictures. Your double page pictures show great detail and really provide depth. Do you use a tripod so they match up so well? If not, what is your secret. Great book, you should be extremely proud. Can't wait to visit St. Petersburg.

posted at 07:10am Oct 30 PST

Nige820

Nige820 says

Thanks for the comment. I'd love to see your book when it's done, so please let me know.

posted at 03:11am Sep 04 PST

digiscrapper

digiscrapper says

Beautiful book! I, too, am working on a book about St. Petersburg, but it will be St. Petersburg in the summer

posted at 05:32pm Sep 03 PST

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