I would like to suggest you travel virtually with me, since real travel is not yet available. Today I want to tell you about the old railway station, which is located not far from the St. Petersburg downtown, on the way to my summer cottage.
Pargolovo railway station is located next to the village of the same name. Not far from the village, there is a cemetery and a large agricultural farm. People arrive to Pargolovo station to visit the graves of their relatives, especially on Trinity Day, as this is an Orthodox tradition. There are large fields of cabbage and carrot that belong to the agricultural farm 'Pargolovo'.
I have memories associated with this station. For many years I have been interested in the old station building which is very similar to an old Scandinavian castle. One day I went inside and saw a beautiful waiting room, a wood paneled ceiling, amazing furnaces to heat this waiting room and a nice tiled floor.
The history of the construction of the railway station near the Pargolovo village began in the 1906. This railway has connected St. Petersburg with Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
The author of the station was Granholm Bruno (1857-1930) a Finnish architect. Graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Helsinki, he held the position of Architect of the Main Directorate of Railways in Finland. Granholm Bruno completed plans and sketches for the station, hall and furnaces.
The furnaces at Pargolovo station have features of the Art Nouveau style these are inserts and ornamental patterns with a curly wavy line motif. The furnaces are faced with emerald green tiles with unusual floral designs. There were the use of various materials (ceramics, colored glazes, metal), in a combination of certain colors. The furnaces were made at the 'Abo' factory and are of undoubted artistic value.
Is there a train station near your place? How often do you travel by train?