City in full view

Mogilev residents and city visitors invited onto balcony of main symbol of city municipality — the Town Hall

By Olga Kislyak

Mogilev residents and city visitors invited onto balcony of main symbol of city municipality — the Town Hall


Usually closed to public access, visitors to the History Museum of Mogilev will now be able to pay a small fee to climb under the dome of the Town Hall, taking in the marvellous view from its balcony, 20m above street level. The panorama includes Gorky Park (whence Mogilev began); Tsar Nikolay II once had a residence here, often walking with his son along the shady avenues.

The platform includes a specially made telescope (from Japan) which can be used to survey the city below. Alexey Batyukov, the Director of Mogilev’s History Museum, notes that the device has a 25x zoom, able to show even the monastery in Podnikolie, and Buinichi Field.

The balcony also affords visitors a close-up encounter with the mechanical trumpeter installed to give his own fanfare every day at noon, at 8pm (since 8 is the symbol of infinity) and at 1am, when it is always dark. Sounding over the Square of Glory, the figure is a boy in a dark blue frock coat and a cocked hat, and was installed on City Day, on June 28th.
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