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saronic wrote a review Jun. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland17,931 contributions1,641 helpful votes
When in the city center by the Historical Public Garden, where the river Isset had been dammed to form the actual City Pond, one will not miss to see the eye-catching mansion in green, white and some terracotta-red colours in an odd, rather overloaded mix of styles. Very different to the rest is the rounded corner extension with round arches below and gothic ones on top. Mainly here the terracotta-red has been used as well. An information board says that the building dates form the early 19th century, but in fact the mansion had been redone, changed and renovated several times. It is named for Nikolay Sevastyanov, a clerk in the mining department, who made a fortune selling Ural products during the Crimean War. Apparently he never lived in his palace, but leased it to wealthy people and then sold it to the state. For a while a district court, in Soviet times a 'House of Unions', it still belongs to the government and has been used by the Russian president, when staying in the city. It definitely cannot be visited, so all that is left to the tourist is to admire its exterior and take photos, best from the corner of the City Pond.…
Date of experience: August 2019
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geelongexpat wrote a review Feb. 2020
Chatan-cho, Japan1,030 contributions359 helpful votes
Attractive old building in the centre of the city. It’s a great example of Russian architecture. It’s hard to miss in the centre of the city.
Date of experience: February 2020
jo-s wrote a review Sep. 2019
Houthalen, Belgium638 contributions119 helpful votes
Beautiful building near the waterside. You are not allowed to go inside but the outside is beautiful. you can't miss it walking by the river.
Date of experience: July 2019
AmericanKot wrote a review May 2019
Fort Worth, Texas179 contributions37 helpful votes
Beautiful building, even with one side being renovated. No entry, In May there were blooming apple trees along the street in front of the building. Nice picture.
Date of experience: May 2019
Randall K wrote a review Apr. 2019
Canberra, Australia1,152 contributions415 helpful votes
Certainly eye catching, especially in the prominent corner position on a busy main road. More than likely you will walk by this building as you are exploring all of the other attractions in the surrounding area. Plenty of history associated with this building. Do some research and you will appreciate it more.…
Date of experience: March 2019