Samson travels along the Neva embankment

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Prise le 16/04/2011
The iconic sculpture of Samson pulling open the jaws of a lion that crowns the central cascade of fountains in the suburb of Peterhof returned to its pedestal after restoration on Sunday.

Three months ago, the symbol of Peterhof left its historical home for the first time since 1947.

Restoration experts painted the sculpture with a double layer of gold leaf, using about a kilogram of gold. Samson is now expected to be able to go without restoration work for at least 12 years, as long as the fountain’s water system does not contain abrasive substances.

Read more in article by Irina Titova -;story_id=33867

Route of Samson passed through Vasilievsky Island, Dvortsovy Bridge, Nevsky Prospekt, Ostrovsky Square, Saint Isaac's Square, and finished in Petrogof.
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