The first thing that you see when you enter the picturesque city of St. Petersburg is the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. You may never have heard of it before, or ever have seen it before, even in photographs on the internet, but it will catch your eye. And it looks its best in sepia, a colour scheme that suits the time it was built in.
The Cathedral’s headstone is the manifestation of the sculptor’s love for his craft. And the dome is guarded by holy angels.
The front is guarded by an iconic statue of Peter the Great, founder of the city, the one who shifted the capital of Russia to St. Petersburg. Many a couple, probably married at St. Isaac’s Cathedral can be seen posing under Peter the Great’s statue. Certainly, I’ve seen more people getting married in St. Petersburg than any other city. When in casual banter with a few locals, like a true writer, I asked why, I was told, “Because Russia is all about the love!”