When I was younger we had a small shed at the back of our garden attached to a four bed semi in rural Hertfordshire. I loved being outside and set up an after school club for my friends and I in my Mothers garden hut. It was a small shed with a concrete floor, even a little leaky and very cold! We would draw pictures and hang them on the wooden slats using rusty nails as hooks! Those were the days when children were able to be free and explore with no inhibitions. I placed an old blanket on the floor and spent a lot of time in there with the family cat just reading and having picnics. I remember picking apples from the apple tree at the end of the garden and storing them in a broken wooden crate for when I had visitors.
The Kupetz Eliseevs project involves restoring of one of the oldest and most famous food stores in the world. Construction of the main building started in 1902, however the trading company itself dates back to 1857.
Designed by the families architect G.V Baranovsky, this elegant and opulent food shop was unique and soon became recognised as one of the greatest art nouveau architectural works of the 20th century.
Today it sits amongst one of the most important historical places of history in St Petersburg.
I could have easily spent a day browsing over the finest meats, mature cheeses and arcipluvian desserts. A stunning food hall that offers an array of fine dining in the form of bite size luxuries.