Historical theatrical scale model “Petrovskaya Akvatoria ” is a new unique exhibition, dedicated to the history of the Nothern Capital and the creation of the Russian fleet
Petrovskaya Akvatoria is a big layout of Petersburg in 18th century showing the reconstruction of the most significant sights of Saint Petersburg and its suburbs, related to the Maritime history of the city in the scale of 1:87. There is a water filled space, in the center of the exhibit , which imitates the water area of the city. All objects, including the lost, are recreated in the way they looked in the middle of the 18th century.
Reconstruction of the architectural ensembles and landscape is not the main point of the exhibit. It is only the decoration featuring a picture of life in the city in the times of the great Russian emperors from Peter I till Catherine II. The originality of the exhibit is given by moving objects (figures of people, carriages, ships), light, sound and visual effects, which can reliably reproduce the change of the day and night, and also changing of the weather’s conditions. Spit of Vasilyevsky Island without Rostral Columns, Menshikov’s homestead instead SPBGU, the first port of St. Petersburg, Masquerade in Peterhof, old fortress in Oranienbaum, which no longer exist,- all this was hard to imagine, but now you can see it with your own eyes!
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