Have you ever touched music? You can easily do that in Violin Garden dedicated to famous St.Petersburg composer Andrey Petrov.
Located in a small yard in Petrogradsky Island between blocks, it was supposed to become a new block itself in the beginning of the 2000s. However, local residents protested and created an initiative by which new trees were to be planted here by musicians and artists. Andrey Petrov planted a row himself here, and so did the others.
After his death, this garden got his name, and a world of violins was created here, originally a mission of the composer himself. You can find here the Violin-Apple, which symbolizes the composer’s temptation; Violin-Slipper, devoted to an experiment in the composer’s life; Violin-Lady, a muse of the composer; Violin-Chair, a throne of the composer, or a musical break… well, there are 2 more violins here, which I will let you find yourself, and 2 Violin-Sphinxes, my favourite ones (pictured) which symbolize the security of musical heritage.
The garden with these unusual monuments is very nice for cooling down and taking a break during a walk on Petrogradsky Island.