Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the woman-sphinx with a ball at the facade of Massandra Palace, a suburb of Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #227 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural Art Works

Tags: #tourism #europe #Ancient #outdoor #park #architecture #statue #Sculpture #travel #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Overview of Massandra Park

Overview of Massandra Park

Looking on the splendid park with fountain, sculptures, and columns from a window on the second floor at the south-western side of Massandra Palace. This beautiful park was developed in a French style during the reconstruction of the palace, the summer residence of Alexander III in Crimea, by the project of Messmacher in the 1890s. Behind the fountain are growing two giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron Giganteum), the highest mammoth trees in Crimea. They were planted 130 years ago, so in the present time, the trunk girth of these trees is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

Photo #136 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Discover Crimea #French Park #Massandra #Massandra Park #Parks #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #fountains #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #plants #sculptures #sequoia #trees

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of a woman-sphinx with a ball at Southern facade of Massandra Palace near Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #226 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Parks #architecture #statue #Sculpture #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty (Angle View)

Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty (Angle View)

Angle view of the interior of the Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty in Massandra Palace made by the tradition of classicism. Molded elements with gilding are successfully implemented in the strict ceiling design (master M. A. Zhilkin). The useful area of the cabinet was increased due to a niche at the northern facade of the palace. Niche, doors, panels are made of walnut, in harmony with the fireplace, lined with gray marble (at the right). Items of furniture and arts and crafts are typical for palace interiors at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries.

A sculpture of the horse of the German master Slodenbek (Berlin, beginning of the XX century) is placed on a round table with a carved table stand (the work of Russian masters of the late XIX century) in the middle of the cabinet. Armchairs around the table by Russian masters of the first third of the 19th century in the Empire style are ornamented with gilded woodcarvings in the form of laurel wreaths, garlands, stylized military armor. In the depths of the niche is a marble bust of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881), the sovereign reformer, made by an unknown sculptor in the early 60s of XIX century.

Photo #084 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty #Crimea #Interiors #Massandra Palace #Russia #Yalta #furniture #museums #portraits #sculptures

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of a woman-sphinx with a ball at the facade of Massandra Palace located on the Southern coast of Crimea
Front angle view of a sculpture of the woman-sphinx with a ball at Southern facade of Massandra Palace near Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #060 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Palace #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-spinx #architecture

Monument to the Leaders of the “Big Three” in Livadia

Monument to the Leaders of the "Big Three" in Livadia

The bronze composition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the meeting of the leaders of the anti-Hitler coalition countries, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, weighing about 10 tons, was created by the prominent Russian sculptor and architect Zurab Tsereteli.

The monument was established on February 5, 2015 with the support of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Crimea – Novoselskaya A.V. and the Head of Administration of Yalta – Rostenko A.O.

The “Big Three” – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt and Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR Joseph Stalin – met in the royal palace in Livadia from February 4 to 11, 1945 at the Yalta Conference in Crimea. It was the World War II meeting of the allied leaders for the purpose of discussing Europe’s postwar reorganization.

Photo #825 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Art Works

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Livadia #Big Three #monuments #sculptures #Joseph Stalin #Franklin Roosevelt #Winston Churchill #Zurab Tsereteli