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The Emerald City

Entering the magic courtyard, you will find yourself on a yellow brick path along which the characters of the fairy tale Toto and Ellie were heading to the Great Goodwin. The yellow path will lead you to the Emerald City surrounded by guards, the gates of which are guarded by Faramant. The wall of the house is decorated with a bas-relief of Villina, a kind sorceress, inviting you to visit a fairyland. Along the way, you will get acquainted with the heroes of your favorite fairy tale, whose figures are in one of the courtyards - the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow.
Looking into the "scary courtyard", you will see negative characters: the evil sorceress Bastinda, an Ogre, flying monkeys.

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Lion Bridge

The Lion Bridge traces its history back to 1825. The outer part is decorated with cast-iron lions, which were created according to the project of the sculptor P. Sokolov.

Since 1926, the Lion Bridge has been modernized several times: wooden beams were changed to metal, cast-iron bars and lanterns were restored, the bridge structure itself was slightly changed. Despite all the changes, in 2000 the bridge acquired its original appearance - the Lions were again painted white marble, again frozen under the northern sky.

It should be noted that in 1938 a similar copy of the Lion's Bridge appeared in Berlin and has survived to this day.

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Fountain of Books

The Fountain of Books is an unusual decoration that flaunts on the wall of the city archive of San Ivo alla Sapienza. The fountain with drinking water, of which there are thousands in Rome, is decorated in an intricate and original way, and asks for a photo!

The Fountain of Books was built in 1927 by architect Pietro Lombardi. The architect won a competition for the construction of several fountains designed to return the old districts of the capital to their historical past. Lombardi presented Rome and Italy with several modern artificial reservoirs: an Amphora fountain in the Testaccio area, a Barrel fountain in the Trastevere area, etc.

Later, Lombardi will participate in the reconstruction of the Ariccia Bridge and the Ciampino Airport.

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Nicholas Palace

The Emperor personally participated in the process of choosing the ideal place for the Grand ducal residence, and the famous architect Andrei Ivanovich Stackenschneider was commissioned to build it.

Stackenschneider preferred eclecticism: the facade in the style of the Italian Renaissance, rusts and pilasters on the ground floor, a mezzanine with wrought-iron balconies and large windows, unusual cornices on each floor.

A fountain located in the middle of an open area, where a garden with trees and flowers later appeared, became the dominant of the house space.

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Donskoy Monastery

The monastery was named in honor of the Don Icon of the Mother of God, which, according to legend, helped to repel an enemy attack and permanently expel the Crimean Tatars from Moscow. A monastery was built on the place where a small field church stood.

The first cathedral was built, called the Small One. The temple was not made in the traditional style for monastic cathedrals, but later other church buildings in Moscow were erected in its likeness, for example, the Kazan Cathedral on Red Square.

During the Time of Troubles, the temple was looted, but during the reign of Mikhail Fedorovich it began to be restored...

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Ioannovsky Bridge

This is the very first bridge in St. Petersburg, opened in 1703. At first, in its place there was a wooden floating structure crossing the Kronverk Strait.

Approximately to the same ancient times belongs the urban legend of the hare, which in this place escaped from the flood by jumping on the boot of Peter I. In 2003, the long-eared was immortalized by a small sculpture on a wooden protective pile installed to the left of the bridge.

This monument was loved by residents and guests of the city: the hare was named Arseniy and they throw coins at him to fulfill their wishes.

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Orange Tree Garden

The Garden of Orange Trees is the name used in Rome to describe the Savello Park. It covers an area of about 7800 square meters and is located on the Aventine Hill.

The park offers a beautiful view of the city. The garden as it is today was designed in 1932 by Raffaele De Vico. It was built in order to provide public access to the view from the hillside, creating a new ‘belvedere’, which will be added to the existing viewing platforms in Rome from the Pincian Hill and the Janiculum.

The garden, whose name comes from the many bitter orange trees growing there, stretches on the territory of an ancient fortress built next to the Basilica of Santa Sabina by the Savelli family between 1285 and 1287, which, in turn, was built over an old castle built by the Crescentii in the tenth century. The garden borders the wall that once surrounded the Savelli Castle, and other remains of the castle can also still be seen.

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