travel russia st petersburg peterhof

"The Grand Palace at Peterhof was designed to be the centerpiece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versaille".
Around 1720, the Tsar gave up on attempts to establish his court at Strelna, mainly because the boggy ground
proved entirely unsuitable for the canals and fountains that he envisioned.
Moving his attentions further east to Peterhof, the Tsar began to draw up his own plans for the grounds and palace.
Work had already begun on a modest palace, designed by Jean-Baptiste Le Blond, in 1714, and that building was completed in 1721."

- saint-petersburg.com

I enjoyed my visit to Peterhof. Although it featured a lot of ostentacious design, I found it much more appealing than Versailles.

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