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Monument to Saint Petersburg rain

Monument to Saint Petersburg rain

Monument to Saint Petersburg rain

Monument to Saint Petersburg rain

Many tourists pay attention primarily to the sights of the city on the Neva, which are its characters: Alexander Column, “The Bronze Horseman”, sphinxes on the University Embankment, and others. However, sometimes you want to see something little-known, but interesting. Rain is one of the visiting cards of the city, like the famous London fog. In St. Petersburg, it is a half-fog hanging between heaven and earth all the autumn-spring period. But it creates a unique atmosphere of the city. The city of rains.
Monument to St. Petersburg rain appeared in the shopping center “Izmailovo Gostiny Dvor” six years ago. In the original monument there is nothing superfluous – a huge inverted umbrella of gray color turned upside down. It is cut exactly in the middle into two parts by the glass, which symbolizes the rain – on it, drop by drop, is constantly dripping water.
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Tupolev Tu-104 monument in Rybinsk

Tupolev Tu-104 monument in Rybinsk

Tupolev Tu-104 monument in Rybinsk

Every day, the locals of the Jester Mountain district (in Russian – “Skomorokhova gora”), which is in Rybinsk of Yaroslav region, pass by the real aircraft mounted on a usual street, not far from the railway station. They get accustomed to this monument so much, that it has become an integral part of the urban environment. In other words, no one pays attention to Tupolev Tu-104 monument in Rybinsk. It has long been gone from the memory – where the plane originated, how and when it appeared in the middle of the city. When it was installed, whose idea it was to put the aircraft in this place and why? And what was its fate before the eternal parking?
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