An exhibition dedicated to a famous architect Carlo Rossi (1775 – 1849) will be opened in the Flag Pavilion of the Yelagin Island Palace in St. Petersburg on Sunday. This architect designed a number of monumental Empire styled complexes that formed St. Petersburg’s centre.

As the press service of the Yelagin Palace-Museum reported, Rossi’s portrait, engravings, and interior sketches of the buildings designed by the architect, documents telling the life and work of one of the most famous St. Petersburg’s architects will be displayed.

The exhibition dedicated to Carlo Rossi will be the first to be held in the Flag Pavilion that recently opened after the restoration.

The Pavilion was erected by the great architect in the eastern part of the Yelagin Island in 1812 – 1822. Emperor Alexander I ordered it for his mother, Empress Maria Feodorovna, whom old age prevented from visiting her favourite country residence – The Pavlovsk Palace. The Empress went to the Yelagin Island every summer, and the Russian flag was hoisted every time she came there.

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