Russia-2767B - Alexander Column

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    This monument to the Russian military victory in the war with Napoleon's France. Named after Emperor Alexander I, who ruled Russia between 1801 and 1825.

    It is 155 ft. 8 in. tall and is topped with a statue of an angel holding a cross (the face of the angel is said to be of Emperor Alexander I). The body of the column is made of a single monolith of red granite, which stands 83 ft. 6 in. high and about 11 ft. 5 in. in diameter. It is a terrific feat of engineering that this enormous column, weighing an incredible 1,322,760 pounds (600 tons), was erected in under 2 hours without the aid of modern cranes and engineering machines. It is not attached at the base but is just free standing.

    Mukumbura, Yer Photo Xpression, and 55 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. "alley cat photography' 65 months ago | reply

      Guess it would take a mighty strong wind to topple that column! Love that angel!

    2. clyde_sostand 65 months ago | reply

      That Blue sky just pop well taken..

    3. Mystic Pekoe© [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      WoW! Great wide angled compo! Lovely place!

      Seen on Fluidr

    4. Mr. FRANTaStiK 65 months ago | reply

      Very well composed Dennis and a super shot actually.

    5. dorelchis 65 months ago | reply

      Wonderful view,Dennis.Have a nice Sunday!

    6. DOLCEVITALUX 65 months ago | reply

      wow what a magnificent column and the sheer size and height really dominates the square!
      well captured and presented
      well done my friend
      a great week ahead of you

    7. Tony Shertila 65 months ago | reply

      perfect captures
      love the deatil on the top of the column
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    8. michael.gardner15 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      That's some column! Well captured and presented!!

    9. kweaver2 65 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!

    10. Absinthias 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called buildings are beautiful, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Excellent capture, Dennis.

    11. Roofer 1 65 months ago | reply

      Amazing, makes me wonder how they accomplished the task.

    12. MadonnaJ 65 months ago | reply

      Very nice art...
      Excellent capture !!!

    13. katka.szabo 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome place, very well captured, great composition, detail and colours... :<)

    14. lia" 65 months ago | reply

      all beautiful! this is great
      have a good time!

    15. tislissi 65 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot.. I like how you have the monument in the right hand corner.. really creates a good contrast between it and the buildings

    16. Sweet witch 65 months ago | reply

      Very impressive this wide square! Awesome perspective!!!! Ciao Anna

    17. il_drive 65 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Awesome color and compostition!!

    18. SSyyRR 65 months ago | reply

      Great scene, great light

    19. vodvon 48 months ago | reply

      congrats! I've chosen this for my special land

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