Sunday, October 25, 2009
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 9 .
The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is also the name of a narrative poem written by Aleksandr Pushkin about the statue in 1833, widely considered to be one of the most significant works of Russian literature. The statue came to be known as the Bronze Horseman because of the great influence of the poem. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, in much the same way that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York City.
The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, sometimes claimed to be the largest stone ever moved by man.Read more about it on MFS.
Posted by Will MFS at 8:15 AM