Lions of St. Petersburg

  Walking in the center of St. Petersburg, you will constantly bump into statues of lions.   How many lions in St. Petersburg is difficult to say. According to the most conservative estimates, St. Petersburg is guarded by at least 70 of these thunderstorm guards. During the USSR, even a comedy film was released. In it, the Italians were looking for treasures that were buried under a lion. And the Italians ran from lion to lion digging up treasures. Lions in the city everywhere. Most likely the fashion for lions in St. Petersburg came from Italy. This is due to the fact that in the XIX century. Russian architects were fond of ancient art. The number of lions in the city remains a mystery. Their sculptures or images are located on bridges, embankments, in parks, at buildings, palaces, on docks and facades of houses. Sculptures of lions are symbols of power, military prowess, belonging to the royal family. Peter I during the foundation of St. Petersburg saw him in the face of the powerful capital of Russia, similar to the Ancient Roman Empire.  

Lions of St. Petersburg

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Лев на страже сна утреннего города Lion guard sleeping morning city
Лев на страже сна утреннего города Lion guard sleeping morning city
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