About Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange And Rostral Columns
The Old Stock Exchange is sited to fill the superb breadth of the Spit in Russian Strelka of Vasilievsky Island, simply inverse the Winter Palace. Thomon's outline required a peristyle of forty four Doric segments resting upon an enormous stylobate of red stone and supporting an entablature of triglyphs and opened metopes.
A stupendous sculptural gathering comparable in frame to a quadriga including Neptune, and symbolizing oceanic business, is mounted over the porch. Both inside and outside the Bourse, a theme of the half circle is intermittent. The inside highlights a vast colonnaded exchanging lobby, now separated into eight display corridors. The focal rooms are lit up by an elliptical sky facing window. The encompassing roof includes twofold sunk coffers.
Inverse the trade expanding on the Neva, de Thomon planned a half circle disregard with round slopes slipping to a breakwater anticipating into the waterway. This formal approach, is encircled by two rostral sections focused on the colonnade of the Stock Exchange. The Doric sections sit on a stone plinth and are developed of block covered with a profound earthenware red stucco and embellished with bronze stays and four sets of bronze ship fronts rostra. Explore and experience this place more.