This is a house, where Alexander Dumas lived during his visit in Russia in 1858. He was invited by the owner of this "datcha" (country house - at that time it was outside the city), earl Grigory A. Kushelev-Bezborodko. This G. Kuselev-Bezborodko was a protoype of Prince Myshkin in "Idiot" by Dostoevsky.
Olga, thanks on your comment for this picture.Such information I want to know.Very nice photo!Sonja
Sonja, thank you! This house is also known because of a very good Russian Comedy "Adventures of Italian in Russia". The Italians looked for treasures that should be under some lion in Petersburg. Olga
Thank you, Olga, for the picture (it seems a very cold season...)and the comments and the references, that make your explanation very clear. Greetings!! Cristina
Thank you Olga for the the interesting comments and for the nice picture.
Greetings from Toulouse, Miguel
Надо же, такого я не видела! Красиво!
Ольга, спасибо за все комментарии. Этот дворец напротив Смольного монастыря, на другом берегу Невы. Там сейчас противотуберкулезный диспансер. А еще - он действующее лицов в "Приключениях итальянцев в России".
This picture well represents the atmosphere in SPB; the endless palaces and historical locations..
Timo, thank you for all your answers. This palace, now a hospital, is just on the opposite site from Smolny monastery on the Neva. In the past, made by best architects of thant time it was splendid, now - in a poor state. Our "famous" Gazprom supposes to built around the sky scrappers. The palace will stay, I am sure restored, but the atmosphere of the past will be lost. A small "insect" under the glass.
Thanx for the information, again :) I am aware of this sky-scraper project. Like many others, i can not see why those glass tower views should be erected so close to the magnificent looking historical centre, spoiling a lot the unique atmosphere there.. BR, Timo
Money, money and again money! We live one day life!
Saint Petersburg must be a really beautiful city!
Andrea, exactly, here! This place was filmed in "Adventures of Italians in Russia", Olga
Yes, this one - very nice movie! Olga
Эти львята на панораму тянут! Я бы композицию иначе сделал. Самый правый край фотки занимает голова льва,а дальше тот же сценарий только длиннее, и аппарат опустить бы на сантиметров 40-50
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Photo taken in Kalininsky District, St Petersburg, Russia
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