Arch in a rock

Arch in a rock photo - Pushkin
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05.07.2008  14:10

So-called Big Whim in Aleksandrovsk parke.

Big and Small Whims artificial arches in an embankment. On one of versions the empress Catherine II long fluctuated signing the considerable estimate on construction of these constructions, and, having signed, has told:«To be so, it is my whim».

Po other version Catherine the Great never declared in advance the departure from Tsarskoje Selo and left when it expected less only. For example went for a drive during stay in summer residence passing a guardroom, the empress was in the habit to order to the driver, in what direction to go, and consequently itself named, laughing, this point«the whim».

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photo near Pushkin
  • Blossoming balcony
  • Gnomon
  • Arch in a rock
  • Arbour over an arch
  • Ladder in a rock

Ticket sales through service without commissions and markups.

arch  Archs. Bow-shaped overlapping which is a constructive detail of buildings, or simple an independent construction.


parks  Parks and gardens on a photo.


Suburb St.-Petersburg, a city Pushkin. The Settlement has replaced some names and, perhaps that — the champion!
  • Saarskaya Myza — the 1710-end 1710
  • Saarskoe Village — the end 1710 — August 1724
  • Blagove and ... →



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