Petersburg updated the virtual map of pre-revolutionary stained glass windows: There are now 229 addresses in the Vasileostrovsky, Petrogradsky, and Admiralteysky districts on the Stained Glass map of St. Petersburg. Next in line is the largest – Central.
The map shows the exact address of each stained-glass window – with a geotag, photographs, a detailed description of the pattern, and the degree of preservation. This is the most detailed database of St. Petersburg pre-revolutionary stained-glass windows. And although tourists and guides are happy to use the virtual map (St. Petersburg modern is unthinkable without these openwork windows), it was not created for this.
The map has become part of the Stained Glass in Russia project, which aims to protect old windows and preserve their history. According to one of its founders, art historian Tatiana Knyazhitskaya, only about 15% of all stained glass windows have survived in St. Petersburg, and there are practically none of them.
The project started in 2019 when 20 volunteers began to explore the stained glass windows of Vasilievsky Island and update the virtual map. Anyone can join the ranks of volunteers.
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