Russia I: St Petersburg – Peterhof Palace

Петерго́ф – magnificent palace with its Grand Cascade, Samson Fountain with a Sea Channel, the Lower Gardens and the Grand Palace. Laid out by Peter the Great, first conceptualized during the Great Northern War, this wonderful architecture has undergone capture by German troops in 1941. Fortunately the palace was restored in 2003 following the celebration of St Petersburg’s 300th anniversary.

Always worth the visit; do not hesitate. I chose to make my way over, and I never for once regretted. These photos, taken over a day or two, cannot do justice to this beautiful palace.

Peterhof Palace, a magnificent wonder of the world today. A toast to Peter the Great and all the wonderful people who continued with its extensions & preservation.