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The girl from Varsonofyevsky Lane

Russian architectural Art Nouveau is unique in itself: the intricacy of Russian folklore and the spirituality of the Middle Ages and the luxury of the Baroque perfectly coexist in it. Varsonofyevsky Lane is a vivid example of Moscow Art Nouveau architecture. Its main attraction was apartment buildings built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the cultural wealth of which lies not only in the external luxury of the pediments, but also in stories related to residents famous residents here. There is also the apartment building A.E.Albert, built in 1900 by the famous architect N.P. Matveev. Passers-by cannot help but pay attention to the decoration of the bay window - a lovely female head, nicknamed “Goldilocks” by Muscovites.

The possible author of this masterpiece could be engineer V.E. Dubovskoy, who rebuilt this building in 1908. Although he was more interested in castles, knights and pseudo-heraldic fauna in the medieval spirit. Who inspired him, who served as a model? It is difficult to say about this now. Maybe an unknown model girl, or maybe one of the brilliant ladies who lived here. For example, the famous ballerina Ekaterina Geltser, who has settled here since 1901. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she was applauded by the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters. And 10 years later, the brilliant ballerina was applauded by the whole world during Diaghilev's Russian Seasons.

Soviet times sharply raised the “housing problem”, turning this house into a communal apartment. There is a bold assumption that in this original era there was Ellochka the cannibal from the novel “12 Chairs” here... But we still dare to express our doubt that it is her unforgettable appearance that is immortalized in stone by a romantic engineer.

Russian architectural Art Nouveau is unique in itself: the intricacy of Russian folklore and the spirituality of the Middle Ages and the luxury of the Baroque perfectly coexist in it. Varsonofyevsky Lane is a vivid example of Moscow Art Nouveau architecture. Its main attraction was apartment buildings built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the cultural wealth of which lies not only in the external luxury of the pediments, but also in stories related to residents famous residents here. There is also the apartment building A.E.Albert, built in 1900 by the famous architect N.P. Matveev. Passers-by cannot help but pay attention to the decoration of the bay window - a lovely female head, nicknamed “Goldilocks” by Muscovites.

The possible author of this masterpiece could be engineer V.E. Dubovskoy, who rebuilt this building in 1908. Although he was more interested in castles, knights and pseudo-heraldic fauna in the medieval spirit. Who inspired him, who served as a model? It is difficult to say about this now. Maybe an unknown model girl, or maybe one of the brilliant ladies who lived here. For example, the famous ballerina Ekaterina Geltser, who has settled here since 1901. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she was applauded by the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters. And 10 years later, the brilliant ballerina was applauded by the whole world during Diaghilev's Russian Seasons.

Soviet times sharply raised the “housing problem”, turning this house into a communal apartment. There is a bold assumption that in this original era there was Ellochka the cannibal from the novel “12 Chairs” here... But we still dare to express our doubt that it is her unforgettable appearance that is immortalized in stone by a romantic engineer.

Russian architectural Art Nouveau is unique in itself: the intricacy of Russian folklore and the spirituality of the Middle Ages and the luxury of the Baroque perfectly coexist in it. Varsonofyevsky Lane is a vivid example of Moscow Art Nouveau architecture. Its main attraction was apartment buildings built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the cultural wealth of which lies not only in the external luxury of the pediments, but also in stories related to residents famous residents here. There is also the apartment building A.E.Albert, built in 1900 by the famous architect N.P. Matveev. Passers-by cannot help but pay attention to the decoration of the bay window - a lovely female head, nicknamed “Goldilocks” by Muscovites.

The possible author of this masterpiece could be engineer V.E. Dubovskoy, who rebuilt this building in 1908. Although he was more interested in castles, knights and pseudo-heraldic fauna in the medieval spirit. Who inspired him, who served as a model? It is difficult to say about this now. Maybe an unknown model girl, or maybe one of the brilliant ladies who lived here. For example, the famous ballerina Ekaterina Geltser, who has settled here since 1901. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she was applauded by the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters. And 10 years later, the brilliant ballerina was applauded by the whole world during Diaghilev's Russian Seasons.

Soviet times sharply raised the “housing problem”, turning this house into a communal apartment. There is a bold assumption that in this original era there was Ellochka the cannibal from the novel “12 Chairs” here... But we still dare to express our doubt that it is her unforgettable appearance that is immortalized in stone by a romantic engineer.

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4, Varsonofyevsky Lane

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