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5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 4 - Rumyantsevsky Garden
March 30, 2014 11:36


A small garden on the Universitetskaya Embankment can be considered a typical example of St. Petersburg "garden", survived among stone thickets. On the other part, it is spacious enough (if compared with Yekaterina's model "Katkin Sadik" garden and the like), original, time-tested and is located in a place that cannot be passed by.

Former Cadet Corps, University, Academy of Arts and Egyptian sphinxes: it is all around. Inside, behind the fence stands a column in honor of Rumyantsev-Zadunaysky, symmetrical alleys, dense shade of old trees, two complex fountains, a music pavilion, benches and lovely views of the beauty at the opposite bank. Impressive monument "On Rumyantsev's Victories" with gilded sphere and an eagle was erected here on the drill square of Cadet Corps in 1799.

To be more precise, the obelisk was exiled here from the Field of Mars, since the Emperor Paul I hated his mother and her triumpher favorites. A small garden was planted out only around a hundred years after, with efforts of the merchant Solovyov, hence his second municipal title is Solovievsky.

Concise and very elegant fence with stylized oriental pattern hints at Rumyantsev's victories over the Turks. On this grid, according to witnesses, the islanders waited for rescue boats during the last big flood in 1953. Today, the garden creates a dual impression: despite the relatively fresh restoration, it has something left from Leningrad, some kind of nondescript neglect in the middle of a parade, inherent to Vasilievsky Island. Rumyantsev's sphere shining gold, but a part of the wreath on the obelisk was brought down.

On one weekday, one of the garden benches for some reason was erected over the stage of the renovated pavilion. The fountains were damaged almost in seconds.

In recent years, on holidays the brass bands play on musical pavilion's stage and people dance in the alleys. Usually, there is enough for everyone, even for those, who seek solitude. Tourists often quickly pass through or by, although it is worth visiting and if possible sitting on a bench with a view of Neva.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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