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Fountain «Samson»

Fountain «Samson»

Having undergone some changes in design, the object that finally got finished appearance in 1835 during the reign of Anna Ioannovna. The fountain symbolizes the victory of Russia over Sweden (the lion is depicted on the flag of the country) in 1709, June 27 (Saint Samson's day).

the history of the fountain

having undergone some changes in design, the object that finally got finished appearance in 1835 during the reign of Anna Ioannovna. The fountain symbolizes the victory of Russia over Sweden (the lion is depicted on the flag of the country) in 1709, June 27 (Saint Samson's day). For all time of its existence (over 300 years) the fountain has undergone many external changes. The last restoration was made in 2011.

the Description of the fountain "Samson"

an Object consists of the following elements:

the

    the figure of Samson, with a height of 3 meters; the

  • 8 fountains in a playful delfio;
  • the
  • lion, which escapes from the mouth of the stream;
  • the
  • four lions (located near the base of the pedestal, as a symbol of the cardinal points).

Each statue is painted in Golden color.

the water supply System is quite simple – it comes with the majestic Ropshinsky heights. To collect water use special tanks on the terrace above. Of these, water flows to the fountain via an underground pipe.

the terrace above the Great cascade Park opens to a breathtaking view. Because of this, in the Park I want to walk again and again.

Fountain Samson: