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  Kazan & House of the book
by Sharrie

KAZAN CATHEDRAL (Kazansky Sobor) is situated at the famous Nevsky Prospekt (the main shopping street of St. Petersburg). Modelled after St. Peter's Basilica, it was built sometime around 1801-11.

Kazan is very close to Church on The Spilled Blood & one can walk leisurely from one to the other. Opposite it is the House of the Book which was constructed for Singer Sewing Machine. It now houses the largest bookshop in the city.

Yes, that is a Russian company. I didn't even know that until recently! Well, I don't know how to sew ;-)

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  • Written Nov 28, 2003
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