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Monument to the St. Petersburg Photographer

There are several unusual monuments on Malaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, a short pedestrianized street off Nevsky Prospekt. Among them is this bronze statue of a photographer at the turn of the 20th century, with a bowler hat, umbrella to protect him from the incessant Petersburg rain, and a bulldog at the feet of his tripod.

Statue of a Photographer on Malaya Sadovaya Ulitsa in St Petersburg, Russia
Statue of a Photographer on Malaya Sadovaya Ulitsa

Created by architect Larisa Domracheva and sculptor Boris Petrov, the monument was erected in 2001 next to the building were, for the first three decades of the 20th century, the photographer Karl Bulla had a famous studio. There is a museum celebrating his work and photography in general nearby.

Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Getting there:Use the eastern exits from the metro (for Sadovaya Ulitsa for Gostiny Dvor and for Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa from Nevsky Prospekt). Cross Sadovaya Ulitsa via the underpass and take the first left onto Malaya Sadovaya Ulitsa. The statue is to your left.
What's nearby? Nevsky Prospekt, Manezhnaya Ploshchad
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