Friday, 13 March 2009
This house was built in 1784-1786 for Petr Pashkov, a lifequard officer of Semenov's regiment. Soon classic beauty and admirable elegance of the building made it a show-place of the city. Pashkov's house is located on Vagankovsky hill and faces Borovitskaya Square (the one I showed you yesterday). It was the first secular building from where one could look down upon Kremlin and see its inner squares.
Later Pashkov's house was bought by goverment for Moscow University, then it hosted a museum, and after Revolution of 1917 the bulding was entirely occupied by national library (now known as Lenin's).
P.S. The photo is bluish because I took it in twilights.