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14.07.2014

MUSEUM OF TELEPHONE HISTORY AT ‘IMPERIAL GARDENS OF RUSSIA’

Imperial Gardens of Russia is a competitive exhibition of landscaping and landscape art, which is held annually in late May/early June for a few days in an open area of the historic gardens of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. For several years, the festival has been traditionally held in the Mikhailovsky Garden. The seventh Festival was themed on the traditions of British gardening. This year, visitors could see the competition entitled ‘The Art of The English Garden’ where about 60 exhibits of leading Russian and foreign architects and landscape designers were presented. Visitors to the festival enjoyed not only floral arrangements but could take some great photos for the family album or social networks (the background was of a traditional English telephone booth, provided by the Museum of Telephone History) or capture yourself next to a life-sized card-board cut-outs of: Elizabeth II, James Bond (Daniel Craig), The Beatles, Mr. Bean and Harry Potter and his friends. On the closing day of the festival, all the participants were given souvenirs from MIT.