Creaking Pagoda

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Coordinates: 59°42′49″N 30°23′13″E / 59.71361°N 30.38694°E / 59.71361; 30.38694

The Creaking Pagoda (2016)

The Creaking Pagoda between two ponds in the landscape park separating the Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, is a building that resulted from the 18th-century taste for Chinoiserie. It was designed by Georg von Veldten.[1] Construction lasted from 1778 to 1786.[1] The walls are decorated with figures of dragons and other stylized Chinese motifs. The name of the structure refers to a characteristic sound produced by a metal banner on the top when it is turned by the wind.


  1. ^ a b Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve, retrieved 10 December 2016