Equestrian Peter the Great in front of St Michael's Castle

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Taken the 26/05/11
The equestrian statue had been designed during Peter the Great's lifetime and later, with the casting completed in 1747 by architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli (http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolomeo_Rastrelli ). By order of Paul I (http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_I_of_Russia ), the inscription "From Great Grandson to Great Grandfather" was made on the pedestal that is decorated with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of two Russian victories over Sweden during the Great Northern War.
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Obelisk in the Mon Repos park

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The obelisk was erected in 1827 in honor of brothers de Broglie killed in the Napoleonic wars. Please read more (in Russian) at...

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