Posted on 07/25/2013

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P7059902ac The Bronze Horseman and St Peter St Paul Cathedral in the Distance

P7059902ac The Bronze Horseman and St Peter St Paul Cathedral in the Distance 

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Tsar Peter the Great scratching a serpent commissioned by Empress Catherine II the Great; it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet; It is also the name of a narrative poem written by Aleksander Pushkin about the statue in 1833, widely considered to be one of the most significant works of Russian literature; The statue came to be known as the Bronze Horseman because of the poem's great influence and success; The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, in much the same way that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York City; Both of them were designed and built by French artists; The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, claimed to be the largest stone ever moved by man (1,250 t); In its original state the stone weighed about 1500 tons; It was carved during transportation to its current site; Peter and Paul cathedral is visible in the distance; Russia St Petersburg Neva River Bank.

Serge Prokhorov
Serge Prokhorov
I'm sorry, but I do not see architecture, the more folk architecture. Is not it?
5 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Serge Prokhorov
St Peter St Paul cathedral is not architecture???? Thank You for this other kind comment!!!
5 years ago.
Fantastic work!
Enjoyed in "Sculptures."
5 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Puzzler4879
It is a gigantic statue on an awesome pedestal! Thank You Puzzler4879!
5 years ago.

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