Log cabin of Peter the Great


Beside love for regular structures and everything navy, Peter was also celebrated for his modesty: this is confirmed by the appearance of his dwelling place, where he lived while supervising the construction of the fortress and the city. This is the very first building in the city, made of wood; it is told, that Peter himself participated in its construction as a carpenter. There you can see things that belonged to Peter the Great, an imprint of his hand and household items of that era. Peter was very tall (2.04 meters), but all his life he liked cramped places: the door onto the street was as low as 1.82 meters. This house stands in sharp contrast to the later preferences of the tsars, which you will see in the luxurious halls of the Winter Palace or the summer residences. Soon upon Peter’s death, a brick cover was placed over the log cabin in order to preserve it from attrition.

 

 

 

For more: http://www.saint-petersburg.com/virtual-tour/cabin.asp

 

Log cabin of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg, Russia

Log cabin of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg, Russia

Log cabin of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg, Russia

Log cabin of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg, Russia

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