Embankment of Lake Onega
Onega embankment - a place not to miss any traveling on Karelia. The townspeople believe her usual hallmark of the city, and guests Petrozavodsk admire amazing museum, adorning the waterfront. Museum, which has no analogues anywhere else. Petrozavodsk sculptural tradition to make gift began in 1991, when the U.S. city of Duluth - the sister of the Karelian capital, presented on Day of the sculpture "Fisherman". It is made of light metal, figures of two fishermen and spread out their network - thin tubes. Through well transmitted motion going forward and from a distance the silhouette appears floating above the waves of Onega. After that, a gift and a tradition of almost every day to open a new monument on the waterfront, sent by a sister city. Only this unique collection of gifts will honor the most interesting in the world "Mecca" of tourism. Strolling along Lake Onega and examining the resulting gallery, each person can choose something close to yourself. Maybe you will like a gift from Sweden more pine reversed perceived by the ear to the lake, where you can whisper desire. Maybe luxury mermaid, presented by the French, casually reclining on stylized waves, or the tops of the trees. Some people will prefer the "Tübingen panels" - a kind of thinking reed, symbolizing various human destiny. And some long stops near another German gift - "sky" from Neubrandenburg, suddenly romantichnogo.Skulpturnyh many tracks, understand the value of the most intricate and have a look at them in a different way you will help our guide. Onega embankment has a beautiful finish Karelian granite and small patches on it are paved with stone blocks preserved the unique mineral - crimson quartzite - sandstone, which is also referred to as "Shoksha porphyry" abroad it is called simply - "Karelian marble." Just wandering on the waterfront, crystal breathed air, admiring the beauty of Lake Onega, enjoying the scenery of this amazing region, you begin to understand the value and uniqueness of this place. Filled with these impressions, you begin to understand why people are so drawn to come back again and again to touch the beauty of it, taking in the wonderful magic magical energy Karelia. You have not experienced the impact of these beauties? Then do not waste your time. Hurry to get the impression that will delight your heart and soul. http://welcome-karelia.ru/interesnoe/onezhskaya-naberezhnaya http://marmore-text.ru/
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