May 2009 - City Day
Every last Sunday of May St Petersburg celebrates City Day. Officially it is on 27th May but, of course, nobody would be celebrating in the middle of the week. Every morning on the Nevsky (if we could call 12 p.m. morning) start all kinds of processions. This year apart from the military wind orchestras there were bikers as well.
Let’s start with the orchestras…
Since I have regularly observed the processions every year I would like to mention the following: there are a fewer foreign orchestras every year and the Russian ones are much more, which is kind of sad. As far as the show is concerned, the foreign musicians wear interesting colourful uniforms, while the Russians, Ukrainians and Byelorussians look very much alike.
I found this haircut quite amusing.
A reflection of the Nevsky and the Moyka corner.
As usual the prospect was blocked by police to prevent people from being run over by cars or orchestras.
A Bulgaria orchestra
An excellent lookout :)
So is it for the photographer
A nice way to spend the day – you can easily make big steps and jump. It looks like this.
And this is the second big event (after the orchestras) – the bikers.
As for the bikers – I called them rockers but my readers corrected me.
After the procession the prospekt was washed and the pedestrians could have a walk.
The preparation for the concert on Palace Square.
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