On June 16, the bronze Hercules returned to the stairs of the Cameron gallery. The figure has been under restoration since last September.
"We are glad that our famous mythological hero has returned home. Without him, Cameron's gallery looked empty, and his companion, Flora, had to spend the winter alone. I hope that in the foreseeable future the parks will return to their usual pre-quarantine life and our visitors will again be able to walk along the colonnade," said Olga Taratynova, the Director of the reservation museum.
The figure of Hercules, which is one of the symbols of Tsarskoe Selo, was created in the 1780s by order of Catherine II. It is interesting to note that this is a bronze copy of one of the ancient marble statues.