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By Evgenya
Good Morning all!
Fountain Friendship of people It is constructed in 1954 under the project of architects K.Topuridze and G.Konstantinovskogo.
Monument of history and culture of the state value.
The fountain Friendship of people - the biggest at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre also is one of main architecturally- the centers of exhibition ensemble. The area of a surface of the water mirror framed by an octahedral bowl from a red granite, - four thousand square meters. In the center of a fountain - a huge sheaf of wheat in massive, too from a red granite, a bowl. Around of it in the silvery cascade of jets - sculptural figures of girls in national suits - the symbolical image of former union republics. Sculptors Z.Bazhenova, L.Bazhenova, A.Teneta, Z.Ryleeva, I.Chajkov have created these figures. They are executed from bronze and covered by the most thin layer of gold, and a sheaf - from sheet copper with gilding.
The fountain consists of eight powerful pumps. In a second they "process" 1200 litres of water in 800 jets rising upwards up to twenty four meters and forming intricate, constantly varying patterns.

Many thanks for voites and comments for my duck.
Regards Evgenya.

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
23 Jun 2010 2:53AM
What a beautiful fountain and so wonderfully captured. ......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 3:17AM
Good morning, Evgenya,
This is a beautiful fountain which from your excellent narrative sounds as if it cost a lot of money to construct. Your shot of it shows it off to great advantage. It would be interesting to see a closer up shot of just part of the detail of it too. Very nice work!
Regards, Ronnie.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Jun 2010 3:18AM
This image has captured this fountain in all its glory-- superb write up as well!
23 Jun 2010 4:16AM

This, by far, is the most beautiful fountain I have ever seen ... you have captured it so nicely ... thank you for the history of it, as well...

Jasmine ...
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
23 Jun 2010 4:57AM
What a wonderful fountain,This is one of the best Photos you have done Evgenya,"" Excellent ""-----------Milky
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
23 Jun 2010 5:14AM
Superb wide-angle capture of this magnificent & massive fountain complex with excellent color & clarity. Thanks, for sharing all the fantastic history & details. Well-performed photography, Evgenya. Regards...Peter
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 5:17AM
Excellent shot of this OTT edifice, and a great write up.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 6:40AM
What a stunniingly beautiful fountain! The light, colour and detail you've captured are impressive! Thank you too for the information, Very intersting.

Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:24AM
WOW! what a beautiful looking fountain. Fantastic capture Evgenya and a nice write up too!
Toonman 14 1.4k 2 England
23 Jun 2010 7:27AM
And good exposure too.

W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:38AM
Gorgeous Exposure EvG....
Really beautiful location
Cheers Rick
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 8:03AM
Good morning Evgenya, what a beautiful fountain, I love the pov and composition, interesting write up too.

23 Jun 2010 8:06AM
Innovative fountain, so well captured, Eve.Informative write up - Raja.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 8:44AM
Excllent picture and an interesting story to go with it.

heids 11 1 1 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 8:55AM
A lovely shot of a wonderful fountain.
Rock 19 10 2 England
23 Jun 2010 10:38AM
A very interesting shot shown to perfection.

Canadiann 11 2 Canada
23 Jun 2010 11:45AM
Hi Evgenya and thanks for your well wishes. This is a stunning capture of a very beautiful fountain indeed. I love the write up on it very interesting. A well done capture as always.
23 Jun 2010 11:46AM
Great shot Evgenya great movement in this one love it.
tmann 16 4 2 United States
23 Jun 2010 2:48PM
superb capture and info! Smile
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
23 Jun 2010 3:21PM
Excellent shot looks like quite a fountain also thanks for the informative commentry well done keep up the good work Evgenya
Cor 12 Belgium
23 Jun 2010 4:08PM
So well taken, a beauty! *****
andymark 11 1 England
23 Jun 2010 4:28PM
amazing shot love it
23 Jun 2010 5:30PM
The fountain is a splendour! i guess it is interesting to shoot it by night too...Very impressive work!
have nice evening,
Roly 14 Wales
23 Jun 2010 8:27PM
An excellent shot and write up.Nice work Evgenya.
hary60 12 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 11:06PM
Very good shot Evgenya well done
24 Jun 2010 3:00AM
One more excellent shot.
accipiter 11 61 England
24 Jun 2010 7:22AM
A well exposed and taken, interesting photo and a good write up. A
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2010 10:47AM
Love the gold figures and the composition is wonderful. Paul
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2010 11:46AM
Excellent pictures.
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
27 Jun 2010 3:22AM
Beautiful picture and a lovely commentary.

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