European Heritage Days celebration in St.
The 15th anniversary of
the European Heritage Day was celebrated 2006 in St. Peterburg. Since its origin, this joint
action of the Council of Europe and the European
Commission has steadily spread across all the signatory
states to the European Cultural Convention. Once a
(based on joined welcome letter by Mr Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Mr Jan Figel, Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Multilingualism )
Tsarskoje Selo in winter
Controll of the panning: Place the mouse symbol on the image and move it in required direction.
Peterhof Palace and Park
Java, Immervision, 1.3 MB
St. Petersburg views, 2003-2006
Ice Palace building event in St. Petersburg
4 February 2006
Neva Borders at minus 19 Celsius
Fullscreen Quick Time 1,6 Mbyte
White Nights 24-Hour Powerboat Race, 2 July 2005, St.Petersburg
Flash movie 2.6 Mbyte
Sweden's National Day event in St.Petersburg
4 June 2004 java, Quick Time
The Savior on Spilled Blood
The Savior on Spilled Blood 2005, Quick Time
The Dvortzovaja Square
The Dvortzovaja Square, Java viewer
The Dvortzovyj Park
Winter view, Quick Time
The Marmurnoj Palace
The Marmurnoj Palace, Java viewer
The Petropavlovskaja Fortress
Tzarskoje Selo, The Catherine Palace,
Interior Java, Quick Time
Winter view, Quick Time
Castles on Narva borders, plain pano
Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg
A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermitage Palace by the team of 14 ice-art masters led by famous ice-sculptor from St. Petersburg, Valerij Gromov (www.icestudio.ru)
The replica has been build according to the original descriptions of Prof. G.Kraft from St.Petersburg Academy of Science which worked with original project 1740. This event was dedicated to the victory in Turkish war. Ice building on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad was in these times part of carnival tradition. Ice art belongs also the Russian national tradition. In XVIII Century Russian ice artists worked systematically with design plans and drawings for ice sculptures and buildings.
Current composition consists of the main house with 3 rooms decorated with ice sculptures and ice furniture, the bath, 2 elephants sculptures, 6 small canons and many smaller sculptures surrounding the palace. There are 22 sculptures all together.
The carnival events consisted of parades, baths, and weddings. Now, after more than 100 years long break, these traditional events was revived in February and March 2006.
The pictures were caught during 25 minutes long press release on 8th February 2006 (at minus 22 °Celsius).
To navigate the panoramas: use the mouse cursor, arrow keys on the keyboard or toolbar on the panorama
© Jacek Gancarson, 2006