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SOUTHERN FACADE OF SUMMER PALACE PETER I
In a post “Leafing through the binder of old newspapers”, published on May 26, the question was raised: “What mistake was made by the author of the picture depicting the southern facade of the Summer Palace of Peter the Great with the harbor.
The question was answered correctly: Lyudmila Mukhina, Irina Shubina-Druzina, Natalya Smirnova. Thank you for participating in our quiz. And Lyudmila Mukhina even illustrated her answer.
In the figure from the Berchholz collection, the author depicted nine light axes, that is, nine windows, on the facade of the palace. On the ground floor, one window replaces the front door. But if we consider other drawings and photographs of the southern facade of the palace, we can see that there are only eight light axes. This is the author’s mistake. Why did it happen? The artist simply mixed up the southern and northern facades of the palace, as he painted from memory. After all, the Summer Palace has different facades. There are eight light axes on the south facade, and nine on the north. And the traditional question:
WHY DO THE FACADES OF THE SUMMER PALACE OF PETER I DIFFERENT?
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