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I was coming back to the hotel, I was far of it and when I entered in Tverskaya Avenue the rain begun and I was obligated to stay under a roof for twenty minutes. After that I saw a curious thing in a lateral street and discovered the building where once worked the House of loans of State Treasure, a building that was created between 1913-16 with many imperial signs, as you can see here.
It was created as a pawnshop, an option to usury. After revolution the building was used as a depot for the jewels and precious objects stolen from the rich Russians, tons of them. After that the building was used to produce the bank notes used in the whole country.
Here we can see the imperial eagle with two heads and bellow Saint George, the patron saint of Moscow.
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Estava voltando ao hotel, que ainda estava bem longe, quando caiu uma pancada de chuva que durou uns vinte minutos. Fiquei abrigado e quando a chuva parou desci pela avenida Tverskaya e num dado momento olhei para uma rua lateral, vi um prédio curioso e fui ver.
Era a Casa de Empréstimos do Tesouro do Estado, erguida entre 1913-16 para servir de opção à agiotagem, algo como uma casa de penhores. Depois da revolução as joias roubadas dos ricos da Rússia ficaram amontoadas nesse prédio, eram toneladas de coisas preciosas. Anos depois o local serviu de fábrica para as cédulas de dinheiro usadas no país inteiro.
Reparem que no topo está a águia de duas cabeças, o símbolo do império russo, mais abaixo temos São Jorge, padroeiro de Moscou.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11868 W: 174 N: 23246] (100682)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2019-09-16
  • Exposição: 1/49 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-16 1:40
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