In St. Petersburg is the monument to the French architect installed a statue of the Scottish chemist
It turned out seven years after the opening of the sculpture.
In 2011, in the Alexander Park of St. Petersburg installed a sculptural group “Architects” depicting famous architects, who worked on the buildings of the city. Among them was the famous French architect Jean-françois Thomas de Thomon. It is for his project was rebuilt Grand theatre, and created the Exchange building on the spit of Vasilyevsky island.
However, seven years later it suddenly turned out that instead of figure of the French architect in the Alexander garden is a monument to Scottish scientist and chemist Thomas Thomson, who, of course, no relation to St. Petersburg has not.
That Thomas de Thomon looks very different, drew the attention of the architectural historian Cyril parsnips. And, as it turned out, to blame the Internet.
Moscow historian found in the center of Petersburg fake monument.
Instead of the architect Thomas de Thomon at the table in the Alexander Park since 2011 sitting the Scottish chemist Thomas Thomson: https://t.co/dkRf7m78YM pic.twitter.com/PXRiK0QKQk
— 78 | (@good78news) August 16, 2018
Oddly enough, the deceased in the early 19th century architect is not left portraits, so someone has illustrated his article in Wikipedia is a picture of the famous Scot.
Once opened however, the author of the monument sculptor Alexander Taratynov admitted his mistake, because information about the French architect really took from the Network.
Sculptors – people are creative, for they’re the voice)) https://t.co/DFgeSgZ2dO
— Nadya Usmanova (@nadyausmanova) August 17, 2018
Wrong sculpture Taratynov ready to alter. But since this Thomas de Thomon never seen — will have to include imagination and to invent it yourself.
By the way, as noted in the local society of protection of monuments, is the first such case in the history of St. Petersburg.