The Alexandrinsky Theater was founded in 1756 by a Senate decree signed by Elizabeth of Russia to play Fonvizin, Racine, Moliere, Beaumarchais, Voltaire, and Derzhavin. The date of the opening of the theater – 30th August 1756 – is supposed to be the birthday of the Russian theater as an art.
Since 1832, the theater has occupied an Empire-style building that Carlo Rossi designed. It was built in 1828-1832 on Alexandrinsky Square, which is situated on Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of St. Petersburg.
The theater was named in honour of the wife of Nicholas I – Alexandra Fyodorovna. The facade of the building turned into one of the most popular emblems of Saint-Petersburg.
On the attic stands the famous quadriga of Apollo.
The building is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Center of Saint Petersburg.
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carlo62 (52194) 2013-03-14 14:53
uno splendido palazzo, i colori sono fantastici e contrastano molto bene, ne aumentano l'eleganza dell'architettura.
cargus (10456) 2013-03-14 22:22
An beautiful architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
jemaflor (100241) 2013-03-15 6:27
Nice architecture well framed, Good light and brightness, well presented, tfs.
npecanhuk (75812) 2013-03-16 9:38
Very beautiful details on that façade!
Attractive picture here too!
Special regards to the colors, management of light and symmetrical composition!
TFS - congrats,