5 December 2014

The Bronze Horseman. 1955

Leningrad (St.Petersburg). Monument of Peter the Great (The Bronze Horseman).

Leningrad (Peterburi). "Vaskratsanik", Peeter I mälestussammas.

Ленинград (Сaнкт-Петербyрг). "Медный всадник", памятник Петру I.

Postcard, 1955.
My collection.

* The Bronze Horseman (Russian: Медный всадник) is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The name comes from an 1833 poem of the same the name by Aleksander Pushkin, which is widely considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg. - Wikipedia.

See also: The "Bronze Horseman" (1986)

1 comment:

  1. An impressive statue. I didn't know about the Thunder Stone.

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