I became very interested in Russian history after walking onto Nevsky Prospekt for the first time and being totally amazed by the regal buildings and awesome atmosphere. I knew nothing about what I was looking at and felt so ignorant.
When I got home I read all I could about everything I saw on Nevsky and I have been researching it and the city history ever since (ten years!).
I have even created a website to enlighten others about my favorite street.