St. Petersburg
2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersbur - Peterhof Palace, this is the house where  Catherine was staying when the Orlov brothers (one being her lover) came to announce that her husband was dead and she was Empress.

2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersbur – Peterhof Palace, this is the house where Catherine was staying when the Orlov brothers (one being her lover) came to announce that her husband was dead and she was Empress.

2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersbur – Peterhof Palace, this is the house where Catherine was staying when the Orlov brothers (one being her lover) came to announce that her husband was dead and she was Empress. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Down by the bank of the Bay of Finland,...
2009-09-17, Russia, St. Petersburg - Peterhof Palace Chapel, Russian Orthodox

2009-09-17, Russia, St. Petersburg – Peterhof Palace Chapel, Russian Orthodox

2009-09-17, Russia, St. Petersburg – Peterhof Palace Chapel, Russian Orthodox a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Although the Russian Church survived to this day, after many years of persecution, this chapel at Peterhof was built long after the reign of Germans had begun. It was common for Tsars and/or their...
2009-09-17, Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009-09-17, Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009-09-17, Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter After the subdued Protestant nature of the lower Baltic cities St. Petersburg strikes us as a mix of oriental opulence dressed in European splendor. Everything in St. Petersburg appears marked by excess. The palaces are as richer, larger...
2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersburg - a Triton Fighting a Sea Monster in a fountain. Odd that the Russians used Greco-Roman themes.

2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersburg – a Triton Fighting a Sea Monster in a fountain. Odd that the Russians used Greco-Roman themes.

2009-09-17 Russia, St. Petersburg – a Triton Fighting a Sea Monster in a fountain. Odd that the Russians used Greco-Roman themes. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The Triton Fountain in the Orangery Garden in Peterhof exhibits a new line of art introduced after Peter into Russia. The conservative old...