The park was established in 1991, the construction of the Gallery dates from 1992-1997. The park area is 2.2 hectares, the Gallery space - 300 sq.m.
Sculptor Kazantsev dreamed all his life to make his own park and gallery. In 1991 Sergey received from the administration of the Istra district one hectare of land in the picturesque hill near the forest, 300 meters from the Istra River. In 1993, the construction of the gallery began and lasted five years. At the entrance the building of the gallery looks like a temple. The ground floor is laid out of huge boulders. White Greek column-lines indicate the boundaries of the park
Construction of the Gallery of the sculptor Sergey Kazantsev
Everything I built by myself
recollects Sergey Kazantsev
When I earned 20 thousand rubles - I was able to buy cement then mixed it up by myself, bought a hundred bricks and laid bricks by myself. Sometimes he hired assistants.
A quarter-cube tub of cement two workers did for half a day. But with me – one-one and half hour before the breakfast. I presented a marble sculpture to a neighbor-builder and he sent an excavator for digging up a pit for the building. I helped the Military Unit with the territory design and they supported me with the crane.
I used huge boulders from a neighboring sandpit for the construction of the basement floor. At that date no one paid any attention to them.
Boulders in sandpit were like an waste material, garbage, I did not have any competitors, and for $ 100 I could buy an a whole Kamaz-truck of boulders. My neighbors probably thought: what kind of oddity began to live here? As a result of this feat I built up the ground floor in 4 years.