Imagine a historic building, an architectural ensemble that is decorated with stellaled polyhedra. And not just a building, but a whole palace! Is it possible?
Yes! In the very center of Moscow, a beautiful monument of architecture has been preserved - the Petrovsky Travel Palace, which, by the way, in 2014 turned 230 years old.
Petrovsky Palace Palace was built by architect Matthew Kazakov on the orders of Catherine II in honor of the victory of Russia over Turkey in the war of 1768-1774.
Externally, the building looks a bit unusual, as it combines several architectural styles at once. So, lancet arches and windows are made in the Gothic style, and barrel-shaped columns are witnesses of the Old Russian style. The palace itself is a three-story structure, topped with a dome. Adjacent to it one-storey outbuildings form the front yard.
As a track, the palace was used by the kings after a long journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Despite the fact that the center of power was concentrated in St. Petersburg, the royal personages were married to the kingdom in Moscow in the Assumption Cathedral. After a two-week shaking in a carriage, the royal persons rested for 2-3 days in the Petrovsky Palace before the start of the solemn ceremony. But what seemed very unusual to us was the decoration of the towers.
(Mikhail Zhebrak. Moscow. Gothic. Film from the series "Walking in Moscow", series 32)
Globalization did not go well, and now there is a noisy metropolis around the palace. And we can look two hundred years ago and see how the palace looked then and how it appears before us now.
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