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My guide was telling me something about there being no pumps at the fountains and something about physics, but it was not too clear to me. But whatever, they looked great! One just marvels at those gilded statues and then walking around the whole gardens is a treat in itself.
On further research, I learn that the technological achievement of Peterhof is that all of the fountains operate without the use of pumps. "Water is supplied from natural springs and collects in reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. The elevation difference creates the pressure that drives most of the fountains of the Lower Gardens, including the Grand Cascade." Thanks Wikipedia for supplying this info, but I still do not understand it.
No matter how much pictures you take, you have to be there to fully understand the grandiosity of this Imperial Garden. I think I am going to come back!
When I first went to Peterhof, I was so intent on seeing the fountains, but my guide assured me there was enough time to... more travel advice
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