Chizhik-Pyzhik. Special project

 

WHO IS CHIZHIK-PYZHIK

 

Chizhik-Pyzhik is a famous character of folklore. He is not only one of Saint Petersburg’s symbols but also well-known beyond this city.

It is believed that, if you make a wish and throw a coin on the plinth so that the coin will stay there, the wish will certainly come true. Little bronze Chizhik-Pyzhik grants tourists wishes and it is said that, if the dreams are real to come true, they surely will.

Chizhik-Pyzhik is a friendly guide of the city and its sights who travels in space and time, flies around the city and collects interesting and unusual facts for us.

Modern technologies of alternate reality make us direct participants of the events. Furthermore, he writes poems and draws pictures.

 

WHERE TO MEET CHIZHIK-PYZHIK?

 

Home of Chizhik-Pyzhik is located on Fontanka River but since 1830 he has been flying throughout the city through space and time. He mostly flies into historical places to collect unique facts and witness the events. Aurora, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Mikhailovsky Castle, Hermitage, Admiralty, Smolny, Vasilyevsky Island, Summer Garden, Great Gostiny Dvor and a lot of other sites.

He also draws with children and leaves his unique drawings on posters, in booklets, on souvenirs and in other unusual places in Saint Petersburg which come alive just on mobile phone screen.

 

 

LIST OF AUDIO GUIDES

The audio guides are read by their author

ADMIRALTY

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OFARTS

GREAT GOSTINY DVOR

SINGER HOUSE

CABIN OF PETER THE GREAT

SAINT ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL

KAZAN CATHEDRAL

AURORA CRUISER

KRONSTADT

KUNSTKAMERA

SUMMER GARDEN

ELISEYEV EMPORIUM

BRONZE HORSEMAN

MIKHAILOVSKY CASTLE

ST. NICHOLAS NAVAL CATHEDRAL

MONUMENT TO CATHERINE II

MONUMENT TO NICHOLAS I

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS

RUSSIAN MUSEUM

SMOLNY CONVENT

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR ON BLOOD

SPIT OF VASILYEVSKY ISLAND

FONTANKA RIVER

HERMITAGE