Saturday, March 6, 2010
The description of Pavlovsk contrasts with that of St. Petersberg six months earlier when Myshkin first arrives from Switzerland. The latter is described as "thawing, and so damp and foggy" while Pavlovsk is full of life and action. Pavlovsk is a change of scenery that allows the characters to get away from the chaos of St. Petersberg.
Pictures of autumnal Pavlovsk can be seen here.