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Museum-layout of St. Petersburg and suburbs - Aquatorium of Peter the Great

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My wife and I visited another interesting museum during our stay in St. Petersburg - Aquatorium of Peter the Great.

 

«Aquatorium of Peter the Great» is an interactive scale model of Saint Petersburg in the XVIII century, which recreates its most famous landmarks. The unique exposition tells a fascinating story of how the Northern capital was founded. Here you can witness Saint Petersburg as it appeared during the times of Peter I and Catherine the Great. Every object is created with a great degree of accuracy, based on historical documents. The movement of tiny figures and carriages, ships sailing in real water, various sound and light effects contribute to the unforgettable experience of the city as it began.

 

I hope you will be interested to see my photo essay about this museum. :)

 

Part 1.

 

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That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen! I would spend days looking at it if I was there. I love the bus sleighs (I have no idea what you would really call them). Do you know how long it took to create and how many people were involved in the process?

 

Thanks for the treat!

 

Kurt

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IgorSky   

That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen! I would spend days looking at it if I was there. I love the bus sleighs (I have no idea what you would really call them). Do you know how long it took to create and how many people were involved in the process?

 

Thanks for the treat!

 

Kurt

 

Hi Kurt!

Yes, to me it was so. I went and looked, again, walked, looked again and it was until infinity. :)

This model was made during one and a half years, the participation of about 200 experts participated, including architects, artists, engineers, decorators, restorers, Desktop Publisher.

 

scale 1:87;

layout area of 500 square meters. m;

more than 1000 buildings;

305 meters of roads;

1,000 vehicles, and including moving the carriages;

20 tons of water;

more than 100 ships and smaller vessels;

25,000 characters;

20,000 LEDs

 

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%90%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%8F

 

Best Regards!

Igor.

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This is out of this world. Is there any information as to  how long it took to make, and is it done? Thank you for sharing this, I love it.

 

Joe - see his post #11

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Igor,

Simply outstanding!

 

I am amazed at the quality of your photographs. My experience with museums is fluorescent lighting always messes up the quality of photographs. Truly a credit to the design team.

 

What I really love about MSW is everyone here is always willing to share and up the bar. I feel blessed to be part of this forum and the global community here is second to none!

 

I can't wait to watch the video!

 

:10_1_10: Jeff

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