Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
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Entitled – Moscow. The Place Soubraska.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Moscow. – If the traveller grew enthusiastic over palatial St. Petersburg, he will scarce be able to adequately describe the half-barbaric, half-Oriental glories of the ancient capital, upon whose golden minarets and star-spangled domes the great Napoleon looked down in a moment of mistaken triumph.
The evening mail train from St. Petersburg reaches Moscow in fourteen hours.
The length of this city, from the Sparrow Hills to the Preobrajenski Cemetery, is nine miles; and its greatest width is six miles.
The population is about 770,000, and there are upwards of 400 churches and chapels.
Paltry lanes open into magnificent squares, such as is shown in our photograph.
The main streets undulate considerably, showing the green-painted iron roofs of the houses, and the curious alternation of palaces and hovels.
The River Moskva, rising in a morass in the province of Smolensk, enters the vast city at a central point on the west side.
After winding about the Devitchi convent and flowing beneath the battlements of the Kremlin, it enters a vast plain and unites with the Oka, which flows into the Volga at Nijni-Novgorod.
From every part of the city one can see the glittering dome of the Temple of St. Saviour, from which our next view was taken.
It cost two millions of pounds, and is intended to commemorate the delivery of Moscow from the French.
It was commenced in 1839, and the original architect was sent to Siberia for malpractices in connection with the estimates.
The church has an area of 10,500 square feet, and seating accommodation for 7,000.
Each of the four belfries is surmounted by a golden cupola, the great gilt dome rising above all.
The cost of the paintings inside the dome and cupolas was £25,000.
North of this church is the great riding-school, 560ft. long, 148ft. wide, and 41ft. high – wholly unsupported by pillars.
Here the troops are exercised during winter.
The highest ground in the city is occupied by the Simonef Monastery, which is inclosed by walls 2,700ft. long.
There are six churches and a belfry 330ft. high within these walls.
The belfry was erected in 1840 at a cost of £15,000.
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