Pushkin, Russia by Konoshonkin Aleksey

Pushkin, Russia

The White Tower is a pavilion inspired by the image of a medieval knight's castle. The tower was built in 1821-1827 according to the project of the architect A. A. Menelas for the sons of Emperor Nicholas I - the Grand Dukes Alexander, Nikolai, Michael and Constantine. The emperor’s children were engaged in military and gymnastic exercises, and on the top floor of the Tower was the workshop of the court painter, who gave them drawing and painting lessons.