Let’s continue Vitebsky railway station sightseeing.
One of halls - richly decorated and with
highest ceiling.It's called "main vestibule"
Nicholas I bust.
The sculptors are the Ivanovs: father and son.
… and tables on both sides of the bust.
The left one says in old Russian language,
“St. Petersburg – Vitebskaya railway road was opened during the reign
of Emperor Nicholas II
on the 1st of August, 1904”.
the right one says in old Russian language,
“The first railway road in Russia, Tsarskoselskaya, was opened during
the reign of Emperor Nicholas I
on the 30th of October, 1837”.
The paintings are created by V. I.
Bystrenin, S.I. Dudin, N.S. Samokish, E. P. Samokish-Sudkovskaya
The Admiralty (in the foreground on the
left), the Peter and Paul’s Fortress (in the background), and the Winter
Palace (on the right) are painted in the painting.
View from the front staircase.
The other hall is longer.
It is called
In the past windows were gauzy, that gave an opportunity for meeting
and waiting people to see what happened on the platform, and not to
breathe with a locomotive smoke.
There were not trading (?) pavilions on the right.
Concerning Vitebsky railway station
Stanislaus Anthonovitch Brzhozovsky (1863-1930s) graduated
from the Academy of Arts; he built up railway constructions in Russia
cities, the building of Bank on 58, Nevsky Prospect, the building of
railway goods yard on 242, Ligovsky Prospect.
Semen Isaevitch Minash (1877-1945s) graduated from the Institute of
Civil Engineers; he built up the same building on 242, Ligovsky
Prospect, the house on 72, Nevsky Prospect, the house on 19,
Kamennoostrovskii, the house on 33, Lenin street.
The lamps are modern.
One of the false “doors”.
A waiting room on the first floor.
Not all the rooms are represented here: solid railway station
photography in our country is not a simple deal, which can entail