Exactly 250 years ago, during the reign of Empress Catherine II, a decree was adopted on the improvement of the main roads of Russia and the replacement of wooden milestones with stone ones.
Some milestones were equipped with sundials.
Stone construction in Russia has an extremely difficult history, reflected not only in the preserved milestones and Catherine’s miles, but, of course, in the architectural complexes of Russian cities, as well as the decoration of palaces and estates. According to many experts, the preserved love for the use of marble, granite, products made of natural stone and other building materials is explained by the noble appearance of the resulting interiors. In addition, nature has no repetitions: the stairs and the fireplace made of marble or onyx will be unique. For example, the legendary pink ovoid Finnish granite, which served as the material for the Alexander Column in St. Petersburg, is still mined in Finland and is in demand all over the world due to its bizarre and unusual texture.
The interiors of the Marble Palace, another architectural masterpiece made of natural stone, are striking in their magnificence
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