Fountain "Gerbovyy"

Fountain "Gerbovyy" in Summer garden, St Petersburg

Fountain "Gerbovyy" is on the second site of the Summer garden. It got its name thanks to the carved double-headed eagles decorating the center of the water cannon. Coats of arms were carved from oak by the famous master Kondrat Gan, in 1721 they were inlaid with overseas shells

The Summer garden conceived by Peter I was to become a worthy rival of the famous Versailles Park. For this reason, the primary task was the construction of fountains. This task was entrusted to the architect I. M. Ugryumov. After his death in 1707, the case was continued invited from Europe, the architects Yagan, Kistler and van Bolos. Under their leadership, and was completed "Gerbovyy" fountain.

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