Kamenny Island, St. Petersburg

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The Kamenny Island Theatre is a wooden theatre on the grounds of the Kamennoostrovsky Palace, Kamenny Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is the only surviving wooden theatre in St. Petersburg, and one of the few remaining in Europe. The theatre is a world heritage site protected by UNESCO.Since 2005, the theatre is home to a second stage of the Bolshoi Drama.History of the buildingThe theatre was built in 1826 to a design by Smaragd Shustov in just 40 days. The building was intended to stand for seven years, but it survived much more. In 1843, Alberto Cavos was commissioned to develop a new project. Reconstruction of the theatre has principally changes the building's outlook, but the auditorium received only minor changes. In 1964-1967, the venue was restorated according to a project overseen by Irina Benois. Although the facade of the theatre was kept intact, the auditorium was completely rearranged. After the reconstruction, the theatre was made property of the St. Petersburg Television Company. In 2005, a decree of the President of Russia has transferred the Kamenny Island Theatre to the Bolshoi Drama Theatre. Extensive renovation took place in between 2005 and 2012, when the theatre has opened as the second stage of the Bolshoi Drama.
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  • Hurry up to visit, until the whole island was not blocked by fences and prohibiting characters in the name of the gosudarevyh people living there calm and nouveau riche from the State. In beautiful island Park, with oak groves, gravel paths and beautiful wooden playgrounds with shapes of hand carving. Now this is almost gone. But you can take a stroll along the main track and collapse on the Bank of the Neva River opposite arrows Elagina. From there the most beautiful views!
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  • In walks around Petersburg I appreciate three things: 1) walk, 2) history, 3) personality Guide. Stone Island Tour meets these criteria fully. We walked three hours in this magical place first time and second time same. as indigenous inhabitant of the city we knew almost nothing about these places, guide Tamara Aleksandrovna Pokopceva long and hard trying to convey to us the beauty of history places. As she says: "after this excursion you'll love these places just as I am". It is a miracle, I will go to all excursions that will hold T.a. Pokopceva. This tour is designed for patient and interested in local lore.
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  • Stone island can be a lot of interesting things to see and learn, you can have a great walk in the Park "Recreation", you can avoid a traffic jam or overlap (for football), that is formed on a sandy embankment. to NAB. Malaya Nevka River. Stone island is connected by four bridges with other islands: little Krestovsky bridge connects with Krestovskim Island, 14-th Kamennoostrovsky bridge connects with Elaginym Island, Kamennoostrovsky bridge connects with the Petrograd side, Ushakovskij bridge connects with the Seaside area. From historical attractions here deserve attention and examination: Kamenny Island Theatre (Small scene BDT G.a. Tovstonogov)-a unique monument of wooden architecture of the period of classicism, built in the year 1827 in St. Petersburg on the draft Architect s. l. Shustov in just 40 days. Kleinmichel dacha, House of the famous scientist and doctor V.m. Bekhterev, Mertens House, summer residence, House of Oldenburg, Chaeva, House Vurgaft, House of M.a. A.g. Dacha soloveitchik A.a. Polovceva, Dacha Gausvald (we've seen it in the Soviet movie "Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson), House Follenvejdera, Sphinxes, the Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist, kamennoostrovsky Palace, the chapel of our Lady of the eponymous mountain, Yes and of course more "l" and Peter oak sculpture "devushka s veslom"!)))))
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  • One of the most stunning locations of Petersburg. Interesting architecture. Island of silence in the middle of a big city. Beautiful park.
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  • Very quiet and peaceful location in the city
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  • A quiet place to retreat.
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  • Horosheemesto for relaxation and walks
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