This loft-style apartment is 200 metres from St Isaac's Cathedral and 600 metres from the Hermitage.
We're situated in an inner courtyard, where the noise of the city is only very faintly audible. And we're on the 6th floor, looking over the roof of the building opposite - so there's a panoramic view of sky, treetops, roofs, architectural details, and the tower of the Admiralty building (with which you can almost engage in tete-a-tete conversation).
I'm English, but I've more or less got over it (lived in Russia for the best part of 20 years, now live in Berlin for most of the time). I'm a translator by trade; I'm also a builder, architect, furniture-restorer, cook. For my unconventional take on St Petersburg, see