Hasty, tired and careless, we don’t often take our time to appreciate the magic appeal of town space. The walls, the bridges, the palaces, the embankments wait for us to stop and rediscover them, but we seem to have lost the ability of genuine wonder. We need a guide to help us see, an interpreter to help us hear what these silent stones have to say.
He who has seen the vision of his city upside-down has seen it the right way up.
A popular belief says you can see stars at daytime from the bottom of a well. Most likely it is not true. Or the well must be very special to grant us this wish to see stars and asters.
Maria Kremneva builds us this wishing well, so we can go up the down stairway to heaven.Read more
The Admiralty, the Stock Exchange
I’ll not forget you when I’m gone,
I’ll not see Leningrad again,
Its water shivering at dawn.
Andrey Voznesensky “Saga”
Translated by William Jay Smith and Vera Dunham
Reflection of cityscapes off the water introduces the audience to a specific reality.