On both sides of the square of Vasily Port, there are two bow-shaped decorative columns, which are 32 meters high. They are the lighthouses for navigation of ships entering the port, called the Lasteri Column.
The bow decoration on the ship is because in ancient Greece and Rome, people nailed the bows of defeated ships to columns as a symbol of victory in naval battles.
On the granite base of the navigation lighthouse, there are four other statues that symbolize the four major rivers of Russia-Volga, Volkhov, Dnieper, and Neva that flows through St. Petersburg. The entire complex of buildings centered on the stock exchange is magnificent and beautiful.
On major holidays, the lighthouse will be lit.
The ancient port lighthouse on Vasilyevsky Island is a very unfamiliar attraction. I have never heard of this attraction before reading the itinerary. In fact, I have never remembered this attraction after seeing it, but the lighthouse itself is still very artistic. very creative.
The old port lighthouse is also a red symmetrical two pillars. It has many years of history. This port is also very beautiful. Every day is a more prosperous scene. Port travel is also a good choice. There are special cruise ships. You can ride.
One of the most beautiful places in St. Petersburg. It used to be the busiest pier in St. Petersburg, echoing the Winter Palace and Peter Fortress, and was once the center of the imperial capital. Now there is a red Poseidon Pillar at each end of the place. They are also called "Kiss Pillars". They were once the nautical lighthouses of the ancient wharf. Nowadays, some festivals such as Victory Day will also light the torch. In addition, the ancient wharf is the best place to watch the opening and closing of the bridge and the sunrise and sunset. When we went there in the evening, we saw a couple of men and women dancing in the square.
The Old St. Petersburg Stock Exchange and the oblongata column in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation are important examples of Greek Revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de Tomon, and inspired by the Greek Temple of Hera in Paestum, the stock exchange was built from 1805 to 1810. Obelisk columns erected on both sides of the stock exchange were completed in 1811. The two pillars on Strelka on Vasilievsky Island are like the open arches of the Palace Bridge, the dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral or the spire of the Admiralty, symbolizing St. Petersburg.
On the sides of the port in Vassili Square stood two huge columns, the lighthouse that had once navigated the port's incoming ships. The lighthouse was brick red, decorated with bows and four statues on the pedestal, symbolizing Russia's four major rivers. The river here in the harbor is wide, and you can see the Winter Palace opposite and the Peter and Paul Fortress in the distance.