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Keyboard Monument, Russia

From series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
Year: 2010. Lenght: 16 meters. Width: 4 meters.

The city of Ekaterinburg is one of the top ranks among the Russian cities according to the number of original monuments. During the promenade on the picturesque waterfront of the Iset river, one can see the only monument of the computer keyboard in the world. The monument was designed by the sculptor Anatoly Wyatkin. The unusual 'Computerdenkmal' was opened on the Uferstraße in October 2010. The monument is an exact copy of the keyboard on a 30: 1 scale.

Keyboard Monument, Russia On the green lawn were placed the huge concrete pots, whose weight is from 100 to 500 kg. The length of the sculpture forms 16 meters, and the width - 4 meters. The surface of the giant keys contain the relief signs of the alphabet and the other functional symbols, which are the same as on the usual keyboard. The monument has many symbolic meanings. Many people unite with the industrial 'Steingarten'. The others see the beginning of the computer era.

The monument also has a practical purpose - since the opening, the inhabitants have been used as benches by the locals. Today the keyboard monument is one of the main attractions of Ekaterinburg and attracts not only hundreds of curious tourists, but also the world famous celebrities. During the assembly period, Professor Niklaus Wirth, author of the programming language Pascal, visited the monument. Despite the huge key weight, some of them have disappeared through few years after the opening. In 2011, the sculpture was completely restored and reconstructed. Next - Marcel Ayme Monument


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Mba-moskva' located in 0.3 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Auto Mix' is located in 0.47 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gazpromneft'' in 0.17 km
Supermarket: 'Produkty, Magazin' in 0.47 km
Parking: 'Bena' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Klassika' in 0.25 km
Police station: 'Upravleniye vnevedomstvennoy okhrany pri UVD g. Ekaterinburga' in 0.15 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Port Stenli' in 0.21 km
Railway station: 'Ulitsa Radishcheva' in 0.48 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Koltsovo International Airport SVX - in 15 km
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Vtoroy Dom Apartments - Yekaterinburg

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Loff

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Vneshservice

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Top destination around Keyboard Monument - Ekaterinburg

There is one more unusual historical landmark in Yekaterinburg – an old manhole drain cover that was installed on one of the city’s streets yet in 1902. Tourists shouldn’t expect to see this “historical landmark” during an organized excursion, so it is better to go and find it independently. It will not be hard to find the drain cover. It is located not far from building 37 on Malysheva Street. The drain cover is located at a crossing and of traffic ways, so don’t forget about safety measures when admiring the unusual landmark.

Do you like exploring silent and picturesque yards? Continue walking on Malysheva Street and find the building number 21. Near this house, there is an entrance to one of the most picturesque yards in Yekaterinburg, the so-called Zerkal'nyy Dvorik. The design of the area was developed by talented modern graffiti artists. Walls of old houses were decorated with unusual 3D paintings. Hanging bird feeder, a fluttering carpet, and raging sea waves – the yard is very interesting to explore and it will definitely appeal to everyone who likes modern art.
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