Bitter orange, a symbol of Oranienbaum

Bitter orange (Russian померанцевое дерево) is a symbol of Lomonosov, a town near St. Petersburg, Russia. Previously it was called Oranienbaum, which translates as orange tree from German.

Last year, when Lomonosov celebrated its 300 anniversary, a sculpture of bitter orange was erected:
Померанцевое дерево

It is situated in park of Lomonosov, in front of (Menshikov’s) Great Palace.

A similar fountain is located on the square:
Померанцевое дерево - фонтан


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