Last time I promised to show you a suburb you haven't
seen yet. I lied :) I decided to take advantage of the last summer days
and take some pictures of Peterhof in its greatest beauty with fountains
and landscapes. We've been there in winter but in summer the place looks
so much better.
Nowadays you can go to Peterhof by a double-decker,
which starts from the Baltic railway station every hour. The bus passes
Strelna and lots of other picturesque places on the way
The Upper Gardens Entrance. The Great
Palace is in the background. Actually, in Peter the Great's time there
was only the central part of the Palace. All the rest was build by
Rastrelli later on.
We're coming closer…
The Palace outbuildings. The trace of an
airplane in the sky seems to bend around the cupola.
And this is the Lower Gardens facing the
The Marly Palace and the Pond.
The Menagery fountain. To the left ;-)
The Hermitage hiding on the Gulf-shore.
Samson tearing apart the crocodile jaws.
And a tortoise indifferently turning its back to them both.
A piece of the Lower Gardens panorama.
The Roman fountain in a bit mysterious
lighting. There are no special effects used, which reality sometimes
The same fountain to the right, but far more casual.
The Piramid fountain. It consists of 500
tubes throwing the water up to different heights.
The Monplaisir palace. In the garden near
it there is a bench with a fountain (I mentioned in the previous
winter album). The fountain goes live unexpectedly, to the great
children's pleasure ;-)
I wish I knew this girl's name.
We are approaching the Great Cascade -
the most famous Peterhof fountain.
A rare sight - tiny rainbow in the
The Great Cascade and Samson in all
The view from the Great Palace on the
canal flowing half-hidden by the trees to the Finnish Gulf. Years ago
one could go up the canal right to the Palace in a small boat.
The Cottage Palace.
It is situated in the Alexandria Gardens as well as the Chapel(below),
to the right of the Great Palace and the fountains(if you stand facing
the Gulf) The park is more of the English kind, it slightly resembles
One of beautiful buildings I know nothing
about - there are a lot of them in Peterhof Gardens surroundings.
The Gothic style architecture of this
Chapel seems to have come out of some sci-fi movie.
Autumn is coming. The green leaves will soon turn yellow and fall
comments to Camera N23, please take a look