Alexander Pushkin in Odessa
The tour starts with a promenade along Primorsky Boulevard. Its beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade, the park tumbling towards the sea & the sweep of the Potemkin Steps. The 192 steps, built between 1837 & 1841, descend from a statue of the Duc de Richelieu in a Roman Toga. At the eastern end a Pushkin statue, a British Tiger Gun, captured in 1854 during the Crimean campaign, and the pink-and-white colonnaded Odessa City Hall.