Dowdle Folk Art's St. Petersburg 1000-Piece Puzzle Introduces You to the "City of White Nights".
"What's in a name?" In the case of St. Petersburg, Russia, there is a lot. In 1703 Tzar Peter I (Peter the Great) built a city on the site of the conquered Swedish fort of Nyenschnatz. This city was to be "The Window to Europe." It was named St. Petersburg and it was the Russian Capital until 1917. Leaders and architects ensured that St. Petersburg was rich with breathtaking landmarks. At the outbreak of World War I the name changed to Petrograd (Peter's City.) In 1924 when Lenin died, Petrograd was renamed Leningrad, a tribute to the national hero. In 1991 the citizens voted to restore the name of St. Petersburg, coming full circle. The locals call their city Piter. Stroll along the granite-clad Neva River on the long, bright summer evening and you will understand why it is also known as "The City of White Nights." Come tour through history with legendary figures and buildings of St. Petersburg.
Eric's love for people and places is expressed in his signature style of storytelling, and he paints some of the world's most recognizable locations. His unique perspective brings each painting of the cities, towns, stadiums, landmarks, fun, and festivals that represent the world around us to life.
Dowdle Jigsaw Puzzles are a great gift for the puzzle fanatic and lover of folk art. These are high quality puzzles of the places you love the most. There are several options to choose from cities to national parks, children's themes, sports, military, and holidays. Find the jigsaw puzzle that's right for you and your loved ones. Discover the world through the eyes of renowned folk artist Eric Dowdle, known for his gift of capturing the character and traditions of each place he visits. Experience the personality and charm of these historic and scenic places with a high quality jigsaw puzzle.