Veretyevo Park is a combination of more than 30 architectural, found and natural objects located on 7 ha area in... Read More
Veretyevo Park is a combination of more than 30
architectural, found and natural objects located on 7 ha area in a swampy
forest area, near Taldom town in Moscow region. Perfectly integrated into local
environment, existing at the interface between natural and man-made spheres,
park is a reflection on passage of time, the change of seasons, the transformations
of material objects and the local memory.
Park’s space is filled with meanings. Park in
the world culture is a sacral model of ideal world and children’s playground as
well as the space for reveling in the beauty of nature, meditation and
intellectual exercises. Veretyevo Park reflects all these roles.
Such Veretyevo park’s objects as Observatory,
Pantheon, and Library are the evidences of park’s cultural function. At the
same time, they are not a real temple or place for an astronomic researches,
but their imitations look like teenagers had made them out of used boards for
their games during school holiday. Thus, the park celebrates the facts of local
memory – many years ago there was a young pioneer camp here. Some of art
objects serve as thematic libraries – one can take a book from the shelf to
enjoy the time by oneself.
a beautiful swamp here, and the goal was not to spoil it” – such was the
objective of Veretyevo Park’s author. Delicate and respective approach to such
an ordinary manifestation of nature as swamp as well as to the local history is
the important message of Veretyevo Park.