Five the most bridges of the Karsai village
Five the most bridges of the Karsai village
Petersburg is a city built on an alien image and in the middle of rivers, canals and with the necessary access to the sea for Great Peter. Bridges, the more beautiful, here you will not be surprised! Another thing – the city of Pushkin, the same one that used to be called Tsarskoe Selo. It does not have these very rivers, lakes and seas, but in spite of this fact bridges were built there for kings, but not simple ones! They were stacked not from rural logs, but from marble or stone, so every ferry from this list is a real work of art. Today I want to show you the five most beautiful bridges of Tsarskoe Selo.
Before we start studying the crossings on which the feet of our emperors walked, I would like to make an easy note before the future caustic comments of critics, the places in this rating are of purely informative value and have no distribution by status and beauty, so you can change their positions at own will, as a thimble on the “Apashke”.
5. Dragons Bridge
Most of the architectural structures in the Alexander Park appeared on the wave of imperial love for Chinese art. The Dragon Bridge was no exception. His four massive sides are decorated with freaks coming from the east. The statues came out so ugly that the people quickly joined the name of the bridge with “monstrous figures.”
In fact, even under Catherine II, the statues on the bridge were completely different, made of plaster, and the bridge was called Grifonov. But in the middle of the XIX century, fanciful little animals decided to replace the more extravagant and now the garden is decorated with these freaks, in which the Chinese demon has settled. From this their tails curled up like a dog, the paws stretched forward, and the muzzles do not shine with a special intellect, even it seems that they cry out: “Wazzaaaap”!
Despite such bizarre forms of stone idols, cast by sculptor Schwartz in 1860, I consider them a decoration of the park, and the bridge deservedly falls into my rating.
4. Small Chinese bridges
Let me sin today and combine the two neighboring bridges into one general composition, all the more so to me everyone did it. Initially, these bridges were built in a wooden version, but when Catherine II saw the result, she approved the final project and rebuilt them in a more centuries-old, iron variation.
Even a person far from the East considers Chinese motifs to be reflected in the name of these bridges, they are wildly similar to each other, but there are slight differences. Find and comment on them will be the most attentive reader.
They were completely restored to the tercentenary of St. Petersburg, and now they are pleased with their ceremonial appearance of every passing passerby. Well, Chinese tourists are clapping their hands with joy, pathetic hoot and drool.
3. The Great Chinese Bridge
This crossing is located on the same rural road of the Alexander Park as the Dragons Bridge on the way to the Catherine Palace and is a real pearl of Tsarskoe Selo.
For a long time the bridge was a typical representative of a kind, made of pink granite, decorated only with fanciful vases in their form, which twisted bright red branches of corals.
But today thousands of tourists from the Middle Kingdom are settling on the background of new sculptures adorning the Great Chinese Bridge. They appeared about the same years as the stone dragons in the neighborhood, and they are executed by the hand of the same architect. There is one striking difference to the truth, these figures were not infested with demons, they are cast in colorful colors and radiate a positive mood.
By the way, during the Second World War they were completely lost, but they were restored lovingly by the masters of their craft, for the joy of us and the narrow-eyed fans of rice.
2. The Cross Bridge
The most attentive readers have already turned their gaze to the fact that a strange construction is climbing into the frames of other bridges. From a distance it looks like the first Chinese space ship and it seems that now a little green man will emerge from it, wave a farewell hand, throw a beret with a red star in the air, and then this mysterious pepelat will fly up vertically.
But seriously, while still Catherine II strolling through her own possessions, she wanted to move from one corner of the channel to another. When she realized that her imperial shoes would have to dive or to dig a big route around, she ordered to build here a Chinese gazebo from which you can walk on all four sides.
The architect Neelov was sweating from the task at hand, his forehead was lightly evaporated, because he did not understand how to get out of this complicated dilemma. To help him came the book of English experimental architects called “Rural architecture in Chinese Taste” (“Rural architecture in Chinese taste”).
After finishing what he saw there, he, and later his son, built one of the most original bridges of our city. The cross bridge still looks like a wonderful wonder of technical progress to this day.
1. The Marble Bridge
The only crossing of the city of Pushkin, which fell into my humble rating from the meadows of Catherine, and not Alexandrovsky Park. Yes, and no relation to the Chinese motives does not have, in general, a real black swan of this post, but it’s worth giving credit – wildly beautiful.
I chose the most popular of his three official names, because the inhabitants call him not only Marble, but also Palladiy, and some even the Siberian Marble Gallery. Where did all these nicknames come from? Well, here Palladiev he became in honor of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. It was he who had the idea of construction and design drawings erased by our architect, already known to you from the previous bridge – Neelov. Do not believe that the spy there? Then hold a photo of the bridge from the English park of Stowe.
Why Marble? Well, except for the foundations of the bridge, which are made of granite, the rest of it is built of Ural marble, it’s simple and logical. But the Siberian bridge is named in honor of the fact that the components were made at the Ekaterinburg lapidary factory under the direction of the master Tortori, by the way he also supervised the assembly of this bridge in Tsarskoe Selo.
A year ago it was opened after another restoration and the bridge has already decorated with its presence thousands of wedding albums of the betrothal couples of our city, to collect millions of likes in the instager of residents and tourists. Despite the fact that this is only a parody of the original from the English park, the Marble Bridge is still one of the most beautiful in this once royal city.