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... 100 years, and each extending the palace or fountains in an attempt to make it more oppulent than it had previously been. The palace is referred to as the Russian Versailles and was almost entirely destroyed during WWll, but has since been rebuilt identically. Before goingto Peterhof, we popped down for a last look at the river Neva, which has gone from free flowing to frozen in the week we have been here.
... and subsequent generations competed with their predecessors to add grander and ever more ingenious water features to the parkland surrounding the Grand Palace.
The most famous ensemble of fountains, the Grand Cascade, which runs from the northern facade of the Grand Palace to the Marine Canal, comprises 64 different fountains, and over 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations. At the ...
... One of the key features of Peterhof is the fountains – there are hundreds of them and all gravity fed – not a pump used anywhere.
First of all he took us down the steps to where all the cascading fountains are – these weren’t on at that point but he told us the best place to be positioned ready for when they came on at 11am. Then we walked down the canal to the bridge. The canal was built so that Peter the Great (I ...
... paperwork correctly and would let us in. We did and they did, but the immigration officials would not smile at us, even though Ms. Lach did try tap-dancing, which has always worked at Divorce Camp. We meet our guide Elena, a sturdy Russian woman, who was very serious and very knowledgeable. In contrast to our Finnish guide yesterday, who told us all about life in Finland, including the healthcare system, taxes (including the fact that when you purchase a car the ...
... have been having a good old munch. Great! Just what I needed with dance rehearsals and potential karaoke finals coming up (plus it didn’t match any of my outfits)!
The ballet wasn’t in a theatre as such; it was in a theatre/conference centre within a hotel which was nice enough. The seats were very comfy but I didn’t find the acoustics to be quite as good as perhaps they should have been. I’m just being picky though. I ...