Monuments and Parks in Veliky Novgorod, Russia

A City of Beautiful Parks and Statutes

Saturday Aug 13, 2011 – Veliky Novgorod

In a previous Hub in this series I wrote about some of the numerous monuments and war memorials in Veliky Novgorod.

However, these are not the only outdoor sculptures and monuments in this city. Set among the beautiful and extensive gardens in the many parks in this city are numerous sculptures and monuments honoring the city's history and cultural heritage.

While most deal with historical figures, like Peter the Great and Alexander Nevskiy, or events like the Millennium monument, there is the sculpture of the composer Rachmaninoff and the fountain sculpture of the mythical Veliky Novgorod merchant Sadko and the mermaid he fell in love with and married.

For now I am basically sharing the pictures but for some, such as the merchant Sadko or the nineteenth century Millennium monument, there are some good stories for future Hubs once I have had a chance to research them.

Monument to 10th Century Knight

Mounted knight on large monument outside of South Wall of Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia.  Monument commemorates tenth century founding of Veliky Novgorod..
Mounted knight on large monument outside of South Wall of Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Monument commemorates tenth century founding of Veliky Novgorod.. | Source

Monument Outside Kremlin Commemorating Viking Settlement of Veliky Novgorod

Monument located outside of the South Wall of the Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia.
Monument located outside of the South Wall of the Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. | Source

Russian Czar Peter the Great and Composer Sergi Rachmaninov

Statute of Peter the Great in park in Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Statute of Peter the Great in park in Veliky Novgorod, Russia | Source
My wife Bella with statue of Sergi Rachmaninov in park outside of Kremlin in
My wife Bella with statue of Sergi Rachmaninov in park outside of Kremlin in | Source
Some of the gardens in the park in Veliky Novgorod, Russia where statute of Peter the Great is located.
Some of the gardens in the park in Veliky Novgorod, Russia where statute of Peter the Great is located. | Source

Millennium monument On Grounds of Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Nineteenth century Millennium monument in Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia commemorating 1,000 years of Russian history.
Nineteenth century Millennium monument in Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia commemorating 1,000 years of Russian history. | Source
Nineteenth century Millennium monument, with St. Sophia Cathedral in background, in Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia commemorating 1,000 years of Russian history.
Nineteenth century Millennium monument, with St. Sophia Cathedral in background, in Kremlin in Veliky Novgorod, Russia commemorating 1,000 years of Russian history. | Source

Moose Sculpture near Alexander Neviskiy Monument in Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Me posing with a sculpture of a moose found in  a park near the Alexander Neviskiy Monument in Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Me posing with a sculpture of a moose found in a park near the Alexander Neviskiy Monument in Veliky Novgorod, Russia | Source

© 2011 Chuck Nugent

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

That must have been quite a trip! Your photos are great. Those are some impressive sculptures in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Thanks for sharing them with us.


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Carolina QR Codes 5 years ago

Love the photos. I was a professional photographer for many years! I am new to the world of Hubs and looking for quality hubbers to follow. Thanks Chuck!


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rockdresses 5 years ago from Turkey

You always can bring surprise! Chuck, thank you!


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kungfuboy 5 years ago from Hong Kong

beautiful pictures,great!


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Chuck 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona Author

FloraBreenRobison - I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub. The photos in this Hub were all taken outside and didn't require a flash.

However, I have found that I can usually take good indoor pictures with my digital camera without having to use a flash. On this trip I did take a number of indoor photos this way (in fact, the few times I used the flash was mostly outdoors when the light source was from behind the subject and I wanted to light up my subject.

So far I have only published two indoor photos in this series and these were taken inside the cathedral in the St. George Monastery and appeared in that Hub (http://chuck.hubpages.com/hub/12th-Century-Yuryev-...


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I love scuplture. In Greece, we weren't allowed to touch the scuplture. Flash photography wasn't allowed in the museum either.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

You qualify for another career: Photgraphy! Great photos!

Flag up!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I love the pictures. Russia is a beautiful place. I especially like the photo of the sculpture with you wife. It almost seem lifelike if it wasn't so big. I was taken with his shoes, how real they looked.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Great photos, Chuck. Looking forward to more of your Russian hubs. I loved that moose. Who knew the Russians had it in them? Did you also notice how oversize all the statues of people like Peter the Great were? What is that, I wonder.


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ExquisiteExtacy 5 years ago from Perth

Hey Chuck, nice photos you got in Russia..Well im an engineer by trade and just started writing on the net as freelance and created a website in the process. Check out my amateur hub pages and website in build status..http://www.travelandfoodguide.com/

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