Thursday, 16 September 2010

Old and "New"


Palaty Saltikovikh (Palace of the Saltikovs) is dated 1670-1690.  It was reconstructed and rebuilt during 3 centuries and covered by more modern style (considering..) decor. And in 1970-1980 palace was discovered under the Empire style facades of the building.
So at a moment the building is kept like this - 19th century facade facing one side street (Armiansky pereulok) and 17th century facade looks at the other side street (Krivokolenny pereulok).
PS. They paint post boxes in blue here.

Google map.

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