It is true, that lions is the symbol of the St. Petersburg. Walking in the city you can meet the images of lions almost everywhere: on the bridges, in facades of the houses and in the most of historical places. So it
is nothing surprising that the charity act, that took place in the city this summer, was called "The Lion Parade". See the exclusive footage of the Lion Parade from our special photographer.
Since the ancient Greece and Egypt many architects used pillars in the houses they built. Even nowadays some people use pillars to add some kind of style to their houses. In Russia pillars were also used during Stalin era in
different Soviet Palaces and even regular houses. But before, in 19th century, in Russian villages there was also fashion for pillars and they made them of... wood. Like in the building on these photos.