Lay in a course for# 22 — Pavlovsk
If you have a feeling of melancholy or sadness light you’re looking for a place to think on what the fork life, you made a wrong turn there — the Pavlovsk Museum reserve — the perfect spot for your navel gazing and contemplation of the beautiful.
And be sure that all heavy thoughts that have been with you the moment you set sail from this deep ocean of lush greenery and majestic trees remain in these areas, to sprout with green grass, not your tired soul.
The history of the city begins with the fact that Catherine II presented these lands to his unloved son Paul, in gratitude for the birth of the future Emperor Alexander I, beloved grandson).
And Paul, despite the fact that you hated with a perfect hatred all associated with his famous mother took the gift, apparently reluctantly and cool stepping on your throat. I needed to give up when you give land, land and cities. Without hesitation, the Emperor set up his residence here, renamed village on the banks of the Slavyanka river in Pavlovsk and elevating it to the rank of city.
The Palace was built quickly, although the architect Charles Cameron, who came from Scotland, often could not reach Paul compromise on various issues of design. The Emperor lamented the fact that the sizes do not match his ambitions and his, and with each new project, the Palace grew in size. Also his hand to the erection of the Royal architectural ensemble made by such famous architects as Giacomo Quarenghi, Rossi and Vincenzo Brenna.
The Palace was finally completed in 1786.
You can see the three-story mansion even from the most distant points of the Museum reserve thanks to the hilly terrain of the territory.
Walking narrow paths that can lead you to the Palace or another monument, ready to attack the protein, and how would say a famous magician and the magician — «You shall not pass!», until you give the rodent his nuts. I mean, you’ve got to be hazelnut and you will be able to feed the squirrels.
Even if you’re a big fan of Hiking, don’t think you can get around the whole territory of the reserve on foot, as does the 600 hectare. So rent a bike or the robot the electric motor.
You can see the sights and exhibits, or to buy a ticket to a theme tour.
Here you will not find such a crazy variety of architecture, such as Tsarskoe Selo, or Gatchina. But it’s an amazing place, where an incredibly strong sense of unity with nature.
A little pensive, lyrical and mysterious nature of these places makes throw, for a while, all the unnecessary chaff from the head and the heart, to put in order thoughts and to calm shattered nerves. Here is forgotten the rhythm of the city and other vanity of vanities.
On the territory of the Museum-reserve offers year-round festivals, performances and concerts, which are aimed at different audiences. The Palace and Park pavilions of the long list of cultural events, there are several basic areas: the festivals, among which the most famous is the annual summer festival of flower and landscape art «Imperial bouquet», the festivals, literary evenings and performances.
You can reclaim the full program by visiting one of the temporary exhibitions, knowing in advance what and at what time is or to choose the appropriate one from the list of permanent displays.
For example, the exhibition with the intriguing title «a woman’s World and her Hobbies» can tell about how leaked noble life of the young ladies of the XIX — early XX century. He was very much the diversity, but here you can find stuff that hand-malovskogo art.
In the «Museum of costume» you will tell and will show that wore a lordly shoulder from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century: costumes of Peter III, Catherine II, Paul I and his wife Maria Feodorovna and their children. Widely represented the wardrobe of the Empress Maria Feodorovna, and the last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
«Open Fund of Russian porcelain» is a complete collection of items of the domestic production of porcelain from the collection of the Pavlovsk Palace.
This pottery XVIII – early XIX century the Imperial porcelain factory, are not included in the permanent exhibition, the products of the private factories of Gardner, Popov, Batenin, Yusupov and. When you look at all that Golden splendor, can not help Recalling the adage about an elephant in a China shop, and going over in my head on what can be sold to offset the cost of one of the plates, if anything will break.
In the exposition of the Museum includes more than 50,000 works of art. Around the Palace you will find a one of the largest landscape parks in Europe. Paul declared part of the UNESCO world heritage site in Russia. After all, in tsarist Russia, was an expert in luxury and beauty.