The streets of St. Petersburg are decorated with several dozen statues of the most prominent people who have played their part in the development of the city and left their mark on its history and that of all mankind. Among them are great scientists, poets, writers, architects, statesmen, diplomats, soldiers, revolutionaries and explorers. Not all of them are Russian - St. Petersburg has always been a cosmopolitan city, and Germans, Italians, Frenchmen, Swedes and Britons, among others, have found fame in the city.
The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great, stands on Senatskaia Ploschad' (Square)
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jemaflor (86086) 2013-02-23 8:29
Well taken, good angle and good light capture, nice blue sky in the bg, An interesting memory for me, tfs.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-02-23 8:43
What an impressive statue here. I like the way the shape of the rock on which it is mounted is somehow mirrored by the shape of the rearing horse. Nice composition.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2013-02-23 8:47
Really nicely composed, you captuued the spirit of this statue beautifully well and with excellent light. This is a very appealing shot, well done. This monument is a great tribute to the man who founded such a fine city!
All the best
Hanssie (10403) 2013-02-24 1:54
A statue against the blue sky, always nice.
Good composed picture of Peter, who also live in my country, Holland, learned a lot and used it in Russia
UlfE (14641) 2013-02-28 11:10
A classic view of this equestrian statue of Peter the great. I would say that it is a perfect shot. A really fine composition and really great lighting. I believe it must have been taken when is has starting to getting darker. TFS and have a nice day!
batalay (35791) 2013-03-05 16:16
This photo of the equestrian statue of Peter the Great complements the one I posted recently of Czar Nicholas I. They are both impressive achievements of sculptors, who succeeded in balancing the horse on two hind legs (here the French sculptor Etienne Maurice Falconet has cheated, using a specially sturdy tail to create a tripod). I am very happy to see this photo at TE. You've chosen a good vantage point with superb lighting to present the statue. I believe, the Czar was over two meters in height, but the proportions are nicely presented here.
Warm regards, Jenna,