Thursday, June 26, 2014

Peterhof


Peterhof is an achingly beautiful palace begun under Peter the Great in the early 1700s.
It is outside St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland.

Peterhof was leveled to the ground in WWII.  It has been rebuilt from the ground up.
The fountains are turned on from 11 to 5.

For most of the two weeks in Russia, the weather was cool to cold, overcast or rainy.
But, the sun came out for the Peterhof visit.  Good timing.

19 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Peterhof Palace is perfect Jack, so glad the sun came out for you here.. better late than never oui :)

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful! Thank you.

EG CameraGirl said...

Stunning!

Tanya Breese said...

oh my gosh, it is so incredibly impressive!

Halcyon said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. Glad you got a sunny day there.

Sharon Anck said...

That is an incredibly beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

That is breathtakingly beautiful and your captures are terrific as always!! So glad you had blue skies for that day! Perfect! Glad you're home safe and sound and with lots of photos! Enjoy your weekend, Jack!!

cieldequimper said...

Well, they do say it's the Russian Versailles, don't they?

RedPat said...

That is sooo beautiful, Jack!

William Kendall said...

It is magnificent, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, love what you have done with your summer cottage. The fountains are perfect.

Randy said...

Beautiful.

Kate said...

Didn't have digital cameras when I was there. Your description as being "achingly beautiful" is so right! The mechanism of the fountains was explained to us and like everything else there, it's a marvel.

José Mendonça said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! I've never been there, but everytime I see photos of St. Petersburg, I'm in awe and these shots just show why.

jennyfreckles said...

Spectacular. Fountains always look better with a little sun to make them sparkle.

Kay said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I think I agree with your assessment. It looks like a massive fairy tale vision.

Virginia said...

A side of Russia i've not seen. Thanks for this Jack.
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LOLfromPasa said...

Excellent timing. Backdrop of blue skies a bonus to an already amazing location.

Joan Perry said...

Beautiful!