Dragons bridge

Dragons bridge photo - Pushkin
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14.10.2012  13:07

Characteristic for a boundary XVII and XIX centuries the hobby for China has found reflexion not only in pavilions of Alexander park, but also in three bridges of the New garden thrown through Crosses channel, — Dragons, Big Chinese and Crosses.

Dragons bridge which was called in documents of the end of a XVIII-th century by the bridge «with monstrous figures», has been constructed in 1785 to year under C. Cameron`s project, nearby to the Chinese theatre. It is decorated by four expressive figures of winged dragons established on granite pedestals. Figures of dragons are full of an expression, their paws are extended forward, tails are bent by abrupt loops. Originally, at bridge building in reign empresses Catherine II, figures have been executed from limestone; Nowadays existing pig-iron dragons are cast in 1860 to year on models of sculptor I.Schwarz.

code to blog:

photo near Pushkin
  • Chinese bridge
  • Crosses channel, birches
  • Dragons bridge
  • Bridge with a gateway
  • The sculpture

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