Wandering Camera

Album 207
(Translated by
Nadya Muzikina)


In this album - a short walk through the southern part of the city (end of Stachek Avenue, Marshall Zhukov Avenue, and Peterhof, Pulkov, and Moscow highways). Here new buildings intricately intertwine with parks and old estates.


Shipbuilding institute ("Korabelka", SPbGMTU). The complex lies between Leninsky and Marshall Zhukov Avenues.

It was built in 1978. N.Z. Matusevich was the project supervisor.

The photo did not turn out that great, but in reality it looks somewhat like a ship.

Although I didn't study there, some of my recollections are connected with it.

"MZK" ("YLC") stands for Youth Living Complex.

The abbreviation "MZK" has been known since 1971. The main idea behind it is that people/families worked on building their house themselves.

(The littile ship at the top is the pre-Perestroika symbol of Leningrad).

The church of St. Faith, Hope, Love and Mother Sofia.

It is located directly in the yard between new buildings (Stachek Avenue, 186a).

Interestingly enough, this was still the building of R.I. Vorontsev's "dacha" (summer house) in 1998 (photo to the left), originally built in the 1750's.

However, in 1992 (?) the church took over the building and rebuilt it to serve its needs in 1999.

(the photo and information is from the book "Peterhof Road" by S.B.Gorbatenko)


The building was built during the 1770's. The architect is unknown, but I would assume it's I.Starov (it resembles the Tavrichesky Palace)

It is located on Stachek Avenue, No. 162.

Behind the building are a park and woodland park "Alexandrino"

It originally belonged to the Admiral Count I.G.Chernyshev, then to merchant Ilyin, and after that to Count Sheremetiev (which is the name given to the mansion).

After the 1917 revolution a cooperative of young garderners was situated here. Since 1920 the house is under the supervision of "ZHAKT" ("RHCP" - Rental Housing Cooperative Partnership).

During the war the wings were destroyed, and the park was wiped out.

In 1957 the building was renovated.

A children's art school "Alexandrino" has been situated here since 1980.

A small part of the park with the little bridge (in front of the building)
Duderhof Canal along the Peterhof Highway (it is on the left)
A modern (1970...80's) bridge across the canal.

It's fairly expressive

The Administration building for Krasnoselsky district (Krasnoselsky "raikom" - district committee - and "raiispolkom" - district executive committee - were previously quartered here)

It was built in 1981 (architects E.M.Poltoratsky, T.I.Sedova). Notice that it resembles Korabelka in style. There are also other similar buildings nearby.

It generally looks good, especially because of the abundance of open spaces and greenery between the quarters and buildings.

The Peterhof Highway starts here...

I also had the idea to photograph South-Primorsky Park Pobedy (Victory). At some point I saw a photo of a square in this park in a book - it looks rather impressive, in my opinion..

(the picture is from the book "Leningrad" by V.A. Kamensky, A.I. Naumova, 1973)

But the contemporary reality turned out to be sad. Apparently, after the events of the perestroika, the obelisk did not fit into the ideologic plan, and it was simply torn up with the roots (in the photo on the left). You can see the pieces of the steel framework.

Nearby everything is covered with retail tents.

But the park was preserved for relaxation - trees (which have obviously grown since the 1970's, as you can see in the picture), ponds.

Further there is the estate "Novo-Znamenka", which had already appeared in one of the albums (about the Peterhof Highway).

The house was built in the 1755-1760's, according to the project of the architect A. Rinaldi, for Chancellor M.I. Vorontsev.

There is a pond nearby.

During the 1830's P.V. Myatlev owned the estate.

At the end of the XIX century this was a hospital for the mentally ill.

During the war the building was transformed into ruins, and was renovated around the 1957-1960's.

Right behind Novo-Znamenka is this house, circa 1829. It was built for the then-owners of Novo-Znamenka.
On Moscow Highway (house number 13) are two sculptures of bulls, which very few have actually seen upclose, since it is usually not the type of place where you would unintentionally end up. And there is not much to do there intentionally :)
They are located near the gates to the meat-processing plant (today it is known as "Sampson").

At a certain time (apparently in the 19th century) they were placed at the gates to the slaughterhouse (sculptor - Demut-Malinovsky), which at the time was in the city, on Moscow Avenue.

This building of the meat-processing plant was built here, practically outside the city, in the early 1930's, designed by N.A.Troitsky (the creator of the House of Soviets on Moscow Avenue), and they had also transferred the bulls here.

This is the "Fountain in the village of Pulkovo"

It is located not far from the city, if you drive down Pulkovskoye Highway.

Water used to drip down from the cup (a long time ago). The sides are actually not broken - this was the athour's idea.

Very few people stop here, though they drive by frequently (to the airport, or suburbs-parks)
The fountain was erected in 1808, designed by Tom de Tomon (he also build the stock exchange building on the spit of Vasilievsky Island).

In conclusion I would like to thank Tatiana and Natasha for transportation and company.



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