September 5, 2016

2739 RUSSIA (Saint Petersburg) - Bank Bridge

2739 T. Yumadilov - Griffins of the Bank Bridge

Bank Bridge is a 25m-long pedestrian bridge crossing the Griboedov Canal near the former Assignation Bank in Saint Petersburg. Like other bridges across the canal, the existing structure dates from 1826. The bridge engineer was Wilhelm von Traitteur, and the general management of the construction was carried out by colonel E. A. Adam. The special popularity of the bridge was gained through angular sculptures of four winged lions (griffins) crowning the abutments, designed by sculptor Pavel Sokolov (1764-1835), who also contributed lions for Bridge of Lions and sphinxes for Egyptian Bridge.

About the stampsThe first two stamps are part of a definitive series about which I wrote here. The last stamp is one of the two issued on June 23, 2015, released on the paintings of PA Fedotov, Russian painter and graphic artist.

Bank Bridge - Wikipedia

Sender: Lera
Sent from Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg / Russia), on 31.01.2016

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