Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for the Piece de Resistance: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia



I think for everyone, there is one place in a city or country that they consider a 'must see'.  For me, on this particular journey, it was the Peterhof in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  It is another UNESCO site.

So, first off, here is the photo I wanted to make sure I took, standing in front of the Palace and looking down to the sea.

What a glorious view.

Below is one of my first views walking up to the "house" from the boat dock.

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There were fountains everywhere.  It is hard to choose to show just a few.  Here is one with the church in the background.

The Lion Fountain:

The Adam Fountain:


The Chessboard Hill Cascade Fountain:


I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you.


Tolkien Bonus:  P is for Peregrin Took, or Pippin, a Hobbit who was one of the Companions of the Ring.  (Can't you just imagine him having his second breakfast here?)


20 comments:

  1. What a series this has been, Denise! Stunning photos today.

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  2. I love the dragons! And I don't usually like gold baroque ornaments, but these look somehow balanced by the water and the green :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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    1. The dragons were cool and I agree about the gold, but this is so tastefully done.

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  3. Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing these views. These Russians really have it.

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    1. I wake up and am happy if the sun is shining.

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  4. This is the weekend before the last full week of A to Z. You’re amazing for staying with us this long. Thanks for your commitment. You’re almost there. This event only happens once a year, so get ready for the home stretch!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    P is for Paranormal Vs. Supernatural

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  5. What a stunning palace. I love the dragons sporting in the water. Best of the lot for me. I guess I mean sporting with the water. LOL. There were a lot of fountains weren't there. The Russians were nothing if not flamboyant.

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    1. Still another palace to come. I've seen lots of fountains around the world, but these were spectacular.

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  6. Gorgeous palace! Looks straight out of a fairy tale. I've never been to Russia before, but would love to go sometime!

    morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you get the chance to go one day. I never would have dreamed that I would visit some day.

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  7. Wow. Stunningly gorgeous, all of these photos! I really enjoyed seeing the intricate details. Beautiful!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos. So many photos it was hard to choose what to show.

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  8. Oh this makes me long to visit this great palace-the gold on those statues! Are they Greek Gods? Also the stairway fountain with those gold statues-I had no idea the inner parts was the beautiful emerald green with scenes inside-what are the scenes? I love fountains-there is something magical and I was surprised by the dragons and how beautifully painted they are-I must show this to my hubby. I also love this scene with Pippin-so sad

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    1. Not sure what the scenes are about. If I was told at the time I was there, I totally forgot. As for the statues, they were all different and I am sure they all represent different characters.

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  9. More fountains than Kansas City, MO! (but lots more scenic). Seriously...could you see yourself living in that palace, seeing those views, and taking it all for granted? No, instead, we look in wonder. There's a lesson here somewhere. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I think the lesson is that the natives will get restless.

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  10. The Peterhof is my number one must-see in Russia. I love those fountains. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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