Do it like the Tzars did it!

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-horse regiment-trumpeter-before 1914-©state central archive fro photo st petersburg
Horse Regiment Trumpeters before 1914

If  you were Alexander I, Tzar of all the Russias and in 1804 you decided to comission a building to let your Horse Guard train their horses, you´d surely want to do it in style, right?

After all, what´s another magnificent neoclassical building in a city like St Petersburg, that counts its palaces and theatres by the thousands? Yes, you´d probably want to do it right and call the most renowned architect in town, Giacomo Quarenghi, to design a proper manege for your guard and, while you are at it, add two fantastic sculptures by sculptor Paolo Triscornia.

 

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-KARL BULLA-PHOTOGRAPHY-HIGHEST-COMMAND IN CHIEf-INSPECTING TROOPS IN FRONT OF THE- HORSE GUARD´S MANEGE IN 1903 ©state central archive fro photo st petersburg
Highest command in chief inspecting troops in 1903

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Karl BUlla Photo-Studio, 1900©state central archive fro photo st petersburg

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-BIke Parade in 1930s
Bike Parade in 1930s, ©State Central Archive for Photo St Petersburg

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Manege-architecture-neoclassic-design-Horse Guards riding school-St Petersburg-russia-imperial guard-manege-elevation-Quarenghi-©state central archive fro photo st petersb
©State Central Archive for Photo St Petersburg
Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Quarenghi-neoclassic architecture-manege-plans-©state central archive fro photo st petersburg
©State Central Archive for Photo St Petersburg
Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Vasili Sadovnikov, state parade in front of Horse Manege-©state central archive fro photo st petersburg
Vasili Sadovnikov, state parade in front of Horse Manege ©State Central Archive for Photo St Petersburg

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Manege-architecture-neoclassic-design-Horse Guards riding school-St Petersburg-russia-imperial guard-schooling-jumps-Quarenghi- Triscornia

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Manege-architecture-neoclassic-design-Horse Guards riding school-St Petersburg-russia-imperial guard-Quarenghi- Triscornia

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-statue-next-to-the-horse-guards-riding-school-in-st-petersburg

Dioscuri,_Rome,_Capitol
The Dioscuri in Rome´s Capitol were an inspiation for Triscornias´ sculptures

Equestrian architecture-Claudia Satrustegui-Manege-architecture-neoclassic-design-Horse Guards riding school-St Petersburg-russia-imperial guard-aerial-Quarenghi- Triscornia

 

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