Russia

Our Петерго́ф (Peterhof) Gardens Promenade

Often referred to as Russia’s Versailles, Peterhof’s gardens offered us a picturesque spot through which to stroll during our visit to St. Petersburg earlier this month.

Under shadows cast by heavily-gilded cupolas, we were brusquely ushered through the grandiose palace complex past faces from all walks of life. When we crossed paths with artists dressed in Baroque garb, we tried to imagine Peterhof in its heyday shortly after its commissioning by Peter the Great in the 18th-Century. 

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