BLAZE TRAVEL GUIDES
RUNNING THE WORLD: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Above: the Bronze Horseman monument, erected in honor of Tsar Peter the Great, founder of St. Petersburg (See Run #1).
I love you, Peter’s creation, I love your stern
Harmonious look, the Neva’s majestic flow,
Her granite banks, the iron tracery
Of your railings, the transparent twilight and
The moonless glitter of your pensive nights
Flaunt your beauty, Peter’s City!
Stand unshakable like Russia,
So even the conquered elements may make
Their peace with you.