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St. Petersburg, Mysterious Sphinxes

Лузан Анастасия Вячеславовна,
Ученица 5 класса ГОУ СОШ №548
Учитель английского языка – Бабарыгина Ольга Евгеньевна

Sphinxes at the University embankment directly in front of the Academy of Fine Arts, is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. In 1834 the architect K.A. Tone built them specifically for granite embankment near the Academy of Fine Arts. On each of the pedestals bears the inscription: “The Sphinx of ancient Thebes in Egypt moved to the city of St. Peter in 1832.”
Sphinx – one of the most mysterious creatures of St. Petersburg is believed that they should not be disturbed. Argue that the leg of one of the statues is code – Information about the place of storage of gold of the pharaohs.
Legends and myths say that during the day at the University of Sphinxes at the waterfront is changing facial expression. In the morning it seems calm and peaceful, remaining calm until noon, but by evening the face of the ancient statues of changes and it becomes ominous and threatening. Some residents of the city specifically go to the Sphinx before sunset to capture the moment in which the face image’s starting to change. However, it is believed that this spectacle is best avoided, especially when it comes to impressionable natures: who saw how to change the face of the Sphinx expression can go crazy. But, thanks to the legends, mysterious half-smile and a mysterious alien Sphinxes perfect fit for St. Petersburg, a city of ghosts and shadows.


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