Comfort Double room with a private bathroom.
“Night, square, apothecary, lantern,
Its meaningless and pallid light.
Return a half a lifetime after –
All will remain. A scapeless rite.”
Alexander Blok has secured the glory of genius and one of the most outstanding poets of the Silver Age. He was the most important representative of Symbolism, and despite the short life he had – he died at 41 – Blok has left a great creative heritage.
Blok wrote his first verses of wrote when he was five. The most famous of his poems “Night, square, apothecary, lantern…” is imprinted on the wall of a house in the Netherlands as a part of the “Wall poems” worldwide project.
Alexander Blok was extraordinary and mysterious figure both in work and in love. The poet was married to the daughter of a famous chemist Dmitri Mendeleev. Isn’t it symbolic, that her name was Lyubov (Russian for “love”)? It was her image that Blok glorified in his famous “Verses about the Beautiful Lady”. However, their relationship was just platonic and sublime; the spiritual bond with his beloved has always been more important for Blok. He was inclined to idealize the very sense of love.
Interestingly, the last Blok’s at the Bolshoi Drama Theater has been held in such sad atmosphere that someone from the audience shouted: “It’s like a funeral feast in here!” Shortly after that Blok died. Was it a coincidence or fate? We may only guess.
We invite you to our “Block” room, where you can get in a comfortable chair in the soft lamplight, and peer into the stern poet’s face on the portrait above the bed and feel deeply his subtle and astonishing nature.
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