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... where there are fountains everywhere, including some trick fountains designed to soak the unwary visitor.
We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day for our visit and we could have cheerfully spent the rest of the day walking around the glorious gardens but sadly, our coach had to return the the ship at lunch-time.
In the afternoon we sat on the sun-deck reading our books before returning to our cabin to pack for our return to London the next day.
... You almost needed sunglasses inside to see all the gold! sadly we could not take pictures inside. very much like Versaille with receiving rooms, throne room and private apartments. The differnece though was that the czars collected amazing art etc from other countries and displayed it. it felt very international. lots of Chinese art and lots of art from Europe. we then went outside to see what Peterof is probably most famous for....the fountains. Built for Peter ...
... to her grandson Alexander as a wedding present. Some present! He loved the place so much more that when he became Tsar it became his main residence. When he died, his rooms were preserved in their entirety right up until WW2 when the palace was destroyed (but the furniture and items were largely saved, having been evacuated). Along with most of the gold, the famous amber room was totally looted.
The walls of ...
... simple and modest things. We walked for miles, or so it seemed, through the gardens and maze of fountains, in the blistering heat we have had for the past few days now. Exhausted, we stopped for a drink at a small café on the grounds and got our energy back. The boat ride back dropped us off right at our next destination, the Hermitage. It is a huge complex of five large buildings, designed to ...
... to St Petersburg for another quick scenic tour, some very quick souvenir shopping and on to the Hermitage - another ex-palace. This is now the national museum with over 2 million artifacts - not all on display. One and a half hours of trotting from one crowded room to the next and we have to go find the bus as it can't make it to us due to traffic jams. Normal for Russia. Back to the boat and left St Petersburg bound for ...