Photos of St. Petersburg – a systematic catalog of photos of St. Petersburg and its environs photo: attractions, inns, events and activities, genre pictures. Historical places of St. Petersburg presented lots of interesting photos and albums: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, St.
Isaac's Cathedral, the Yusupov Palace, the Savior on the Blood Summer garden, Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, monuments and sculptures, etc. Photos have descriptions and historical references. Of particular interest are photos of the category "Saint-Petersburg genre, namely the album" court of St. Petersburg. " Summer Garden in St. Petersburg, the first time in its two hundred year history was closed on a large-scale restoration. Summer Garden laid out in 1704 on the orders of Peter I and the plan at his summer residence.
Works of prominent Western and Russian masters of architecture and garden art (J.-B.Leblon, M. Zemtsov, Rastrelli, J. Rooz, I. Surmin) was established the first regular garden, which became a model of landscape art. Splendor and solemnity of the Summer Garden gave the characteristic elements of French style: Hall Groat, resembling a cave decorated with Tuff and exotic sea shells, a maze, greenhouses, gazebos, aviaries and aviary. Jet numerous fountains stressed showiness of marble and gilded statues. Floods in 1777 and 1824 years completely destroyed Peter "venture". Over three centuries changing tastes and fashions changed, and shape of the Summer Garden. At the moment of the past glory of the Summer Garden recalls, above all, a unique collection of Italian marble Sculpture of the XVIII century. Preserved and incorporated in 1710 to the design of Trezzini Summer Palace of Peter I – one of the first stone buildings in St. Petersburg. A true symbol of the city became the garden fence by the Neva, established in 1784 by architect Yuri Felten. In 1826, on-site Grotto, which was destroyed by flood, Rossi built the Coffee House. Teahouse and the iron grating, addressed to the sink, have appeared in the garden in 1827 by architect L. Charlemagne. In 1832 in the Summer Garden is set elvdalenskogo porphyry vase – a gift to the Swedish king, and in 1855 a monument was unveiled fabulist Krylov sculptor P. Klodt. Once in 1716, was dug Swan channel (or the Swan Canal) Summer Garden was on the island from the east it is washed by the Fontanka River, from the south – sink. The territory of the Summer Garden, 11, 7 ha. Since 2003, the Summer Garden referred to the introduction of the Russian Museum. General contractor for the restoration of St. Petersburg company has Profile. Expected that Summer garden closes within two three years. Planned that restoration works will last two stages. On first stage basically scheduled work with greenery park where in currently rising about one thousand eight hundred trees nearly 20 species. The second stage will be undertaken for replacing 92 original sculptures which adorn the alleys of the park, replicas of the polymer. From the federal budget under Program 'Russian Culture' in the first place restoration of the Summer Garden planned funding of $ 2.3 billion. Admire the original statues, instead of which will later be the new copies are available here: Summer Garden Photos Used material Photo Petersburg