St. Nicholas (Naval) Cathedral

On the birthday of St. Petersburg, May 26–27, we were at sightseeing around the city and stopped at St. Nicholas Cathedral:
Никольский собор // St. Nicholas Cathedral 1
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Bitter orange, a symbol of Oranienbaum

Bitter orange (Russian померанцевое дерево) is a symbol of Lomonosov, a town near St. Petersburg, Russia. Previously it was called Oranienbaum, which translates as orange tree from German.

Last year, when Lomonosov celebrated its 300 anniversary, a sculpture of bitter orange was erected:
Померанцевое дерево

It is situated in park of Lomonosov, in front of (Menshikov’s) Great Palace.

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