The Egyptian Gates

The Egyptian Gates A few kilometers after the entrance to the town of Pushkin guest meets zhёlkaya arch gate.
They were built here back in 1830, when the city was much smaller. The elements of decoration gate used forms and motifs of art of ancient Egypt, for the period privchnye Egyptomania.
Stone guardhouse gate narrowed to the top, in the upper part are arched moldings of cast iron, decorated with images of the sun disc, scarab beetles and snake heads. < br> On the eve of the Great Patriotic war, the gates were renovated. However, during the fighting they had suffered significant damage. The restoration was carried out in the 1980s at the same time the roadway was moved to the area around the gate.