Monday, November 6, 2017

Baltics Cruise July/August 2014 - Russia pt.2, Peterhof Palace.

We had heard of all the gold and grandeur of the royal palaces of St. Peterburg but nothing really prepares you for the opulence.

Our first view of the Palace.

The Menager Fountain.

Looking down onto the Grand Cascade.

The statue of Samson wrestling with the jaws of a lion.

The Grand Cascade.

And again. There are 64 fountains and more than 200 bronze statues and other decorations.

A fountain in the lower garden.

There are also trick fountains in various places that spray the unwary visitor if they step on a stone that triggers it. These children must have found the stone at this fountain and are using it to cool down.

More statues and fountains.

Chess Hill, also known as the Dragon Cascade.

1 comment:

  1. HA !!!!! can you imagine some of the words that come out of some of the peoples mouths, if they step on just the right stone at that fountain; it would be cool pun intended, and if you had a nice change of clothes ☺☺☺♥♥


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