First Light is the term used by astronomers when opening a new telescope onto the skies from afar. It sort of applies here, a blog or essay platform for shining a light on the city, culture, history, and people of St Petersburg Russia to be seen from afar. This is planned to be a platform for my musings but with additional guest contributors with contributions to its intended goal of letting those who are interested in this unique city, its people, history, arts, sciences, culture, architecture and world impact.
This started as a single person’s view of St Petersburg but will also add voices of others, both locals and foreign expats and visitors. I am an American who has been living here since 2001 and has explored many angles and views of my chosen home.
My target audience includes tourists, fans of Russian culture, history buffs, those interested in the arts and the curious.
Comments are welcome but please keep them related to the theme and topic. Questions are also welcome.