"Peterhof - the capital of fountains" Parks and Squares Tip by sunshine9689

Parks and Squares, Saint Petersburg: 74 reviews and 138 photos

  June, 2006.
by sunshine9689
 
  • June, 2006. - Saint Petersburg
      June, 2006.
    by sunshine9689
  • June, 2006. - Saint Petersburg
      June, 2006.
    by sunshine9689
  • June, 2006. - Saint Petersburg
      June, 2006.
    by sunshine9689
  • June, 2006 - Saint Petersburg
      June, 2006
    by sunshine9689
  • June, 2006. - Saint Petersburg
      June, 2006.
    by sunshine9689
 

Nice park with fountains and palaces, created by Peter The Great himself in the 18th century after he saw French Versailles.
Peter was a very talented man (well, all Gemini are like that, I suppose ;) and knew a couple dozen crafts, one of which was hydrauliics. So, it was actually he - Peter - who did all the work - created a sophisticated system of pumps which would carry the water to the fountains.

Directions: It is located about 20 kilometers west and 6 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, overlooking the Gulf of Finland.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2006
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