The Winter Palace.

The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian Tsars. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great’s original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt. The storming of the palace in 1917 became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution. Today, restored, the palace forms part of the complex of buildings housing the Hermitage Museum.

Photographer: Billy (

7 Responses to “The Winter Palace.”

  1. NylonZentai Says:

    Great palace, beautiful Aurora.

  2. VanMan Says:

    Nice tease to a future set on SF.

  3. Costumefan2 Says:

    Lovely to see you in out and about in zentai again. And your legs are looking really great in these super-high heels!

  4. Piotr lempica Says:

    St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    Aurora is one of the most beautiful girls in the world.

    There’s a lot to expect whenever Aurora is in St Petersburg…

  5. Like Ra Says:

    Interesting shoes… Any photos from the side?

  6. pixelscan Says:

    I very much agree with Piotr, your choice of setting really makes these images fantastic. The color of the suit nearly blends with the gold highlights in the structure – like you’re designed specifically for the palace. (I can’t emphasize my love of personal objectification enough.) The wide image really puts you in scale with the massive architecture. I like how the structure has so many vertical lines, and the road is littered with horizontal lines – the contrast is almost fluid.

    When you look closely, the light is kind of eerie with the sun rising or setting behind the palace. That, combined with the slight cloud cover produces minimal shadows. It’s weird, but in the closeup shot, none of the detail of the velvet texture is lost – it’s great.

    And, although the color choice is very well-suited to the setting, in my opinion, zentai is all about texture. You’ve done a great job balancing three distinctly different textures: the smooth leather in the jacket, the directional grain of the velvet, and the flowing softness of the hair. (Not to mention the spikey-looking necklace and heels.) It all comes across as very sensual.

    I really like the pose in the close-up shot – seeing the gloved hands is a real turn-on because it emphasizes “whole-body”. But, my favorite part is your downward gaze – imagining where your eyes are looking from behind the fabric. I can’t get enough, Aurora and Billy.

  7. sczentai Says:

    Oh heck, missed you by just over a week. Winter Palace and the Hermitage, beautiful buildings, great city. Shame about the weather when I went.

    Hope to go back sometime in the future. Great photos Aurora, you look great..

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