Wandering Camera

Album 133
(Translated by Svetlana Guzeeva)


This album about Vyborg differs from its predecessors. There'll be no city at all, here will be only the park under the name of " Mon repos", which is situated about 2-3 kilometers to the north from the center of Vyborg. 


"Mon repos" is translated from French as "My peace (rest)". This place got such a name in 1785. 

The park is a landscape one, there're very few buildings. However, it's very original (not similar to the famous suburbs of Saint-Petersburg) owing to the great number of boulders. 

It was created in the end XVIII - mid XIX centuries. 

The park (its landscape) was invented by Ludwig-Genrich Nikolai. The family of Nikolai had owned the park from 1788 till 1943.

Additional info about lion see in comments.

The arched bridge.

There are two of them at least in the park, they're wooden and were built in 1798 (were restored later).

There're really VERY many artists near these two bridges. The place is rather picturesque and the views are appropriate.
This place slightly reminds of the "Falling stone" from this very etching. If it was identified correctly, then the hill is called Marientourn.

By the way, some man was fishing from these stones (near the tree, in the center of the shot). He's fished out the pike before our very eyes.

Such size stones (this is the very one from the previous shot) are not uncommon here. Owing to glacier..

The girl is smb. else's. She was put in the shot to show the scale :)

The park border in the form of the wall. The wall is rather relative, of course, however the official admission is through the big gates, it costs 8 rubles.
The Neptune temple.

Built in 1806 by D. Martinelli. It was reestablished by finns in 1999. 

From a distance this building looks well, but closely you get a strong feeling of decoration. Maybe because everything is made of wood and raised on the unnaturally high foundation.

The "Narcissus" spring.

By architect O. Monferran. Mid XIX century.

There's a glass by it - all the comers may partake of it. Some come with the jerricans :)

The Ludwigshtein island (it's also called the island of death), and there's a chapel (versions: castle, crypt, mausoleum) on it under the same name.
One can get to the island by boat. The boatman charged us 5 rubles each for the return trip. But he could have charged more for the way back :-)
The Ludwigshtein chapel closely. According to one of the sources of information - the architect is Lvov (the name and patronymic name are not given). 

One can go up the stairs.

There's a patrimonial burial-vault of barons Nikolai. The sign says: 

"Sofia Alexandrovna Nikolai
nee Princess Chavchavadze
born in Tiflis on the 22nd of September 1833.
Died in Kiev on the 18th of March 1862."

There's one more vault:

"Nicolas Michel Armand
Freyherr von Nikolay
geboren den 16' Dezember 1818
gestorben den 7 July 1869"

View from the chapel on the Zashchitnaya bay and the peninsula where the Neptune temple is situated.
Further along the bank there's a usual forest, but with great number of stones and rocks. In some places they're artistically shaped (in the form of stairs, grottos, caves).
There's a small island under the unknown name not far.
To sum up - the park is beautiful, at least in the autumn. I recommend it :)

Also I offer to see the addition to this album.


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