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The Fabulous Peterhof


I thought you might like to see the gardens of Peterhof, the summer Palace of the Tsars in St.Petersburg, Russia. We were there about three years ago staying with our son-in-laws parents. Russia is a an amazing country and spending time in the home of ordinary Russian people was probably better than staying in a hotel. Our son-in-law has been married to our daughter for over six years now and lives in leafy Hampshire. He is a keen gardener and is always picking my brain for advice that I`m also glad to provide if I can.

I digress, Peterhof is said to rival Versailles for its beauty and even though I`ve never visited that part of France I can`t compare. I hope you like the photos.

The front of the palace. That`s some water feature!

Up close

From the top of the stairs looking down to the Gulf of Finland

Some of the formal gardens

Just three of the many fountains there. I`ve never seen so many of them in one place.

I hope you enjoyed the trip around Peterhof, I`d love to go back someday. :o)

Sandra x

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Those are amazing gardens...
..thanks for the tour :o)

27 Jan, 2010


Wonderful gardens. I don't suppose that we will ever get to Russia. It is so much better having a private home to stay in rather than a hotel.

27 Jan, 2010


Stunning place - and what a lot of water!

27 Jan, 2010


stunning gardens and water features sandra, a lovely place, would love to visit russia myself, the architecture is wonderfull im told, thanx for sharing your pictures ;o))

27 Jan, 2010


Wow...especially the view down to the Gulf Of Finland ! Thank you for these lovely photos...

27 Jan, 2010


Agree with all these gardens are stunning...

28 Jan, 2010

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