Monday, December 12, 2011
I'm taking you back to Russia today with a visit to Peterhof.
Peterhof was built by Peter the great on the Gulf of Finland in the early 1700's to rival Versailles.
Looking up at the palace past the grand cascade fountain.
Lovely gardens with many fountains.
We were not able to take photos of the interior but they were comparable to Catherine Palace. This palace was held by the Germans during the war and was partially exploded and left to burn. Restoration work began right after the was ended.
Beautiful gilding was restored in 2003 when the palace celebrated its 300th birthday.
Such a beautiful place!
Thanks for stopping by!