itzick Photography & Editing
itzick When the German forces retreated after the siege of Leningrad,
itzick they intentionally destroyed the residence,
itzick leaving only the hollow shell of the palace behind.
itzick Prior to World War II,
itzick Soviet archivists managed to document a fair amount of the interior,
itzick which proved of great importance
itzick The Courtiers-in-Attendance Dining Room.
itzick The White Formal Dining Room.
itzick The Portrait Hall
itzick The Catherine Park is made up of two parts:
itzick the Regular Park – Old Garden
itzick and the Landscape (English) Park.
itzick The Cameron Gallery
itzick overlooks a spectacular view of the Catherine Park,
itzick which is a beautiful any season and never empty.
itzick The azure-and-white Hermitage Pavilion near the lake,
itzick designed by Mikhail Zemtsov in 1744.
itzick The residence originated in 1717,
itzick when Catherine I of Russia
itzick hired German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein
itzick to construct a summer palace for her pleasure.
itzick In 1743, Empress Elizabeth commissioned
itzick to expand the Catherine Palace.
itzick On 30 July 1756
itzick the architect presented the brand-new 325-meter-long palace
itzick to the Empress,
itzick her dazed courtiers,
itzick and stupefied foreign ambassadors.
itzick More than 100 kilograms of gold were used
itzick to gild the sophisticated stucco façade
itzick and numerous statues erected
itzick on the roof.
itzick In front of the palace
itzick a great formal garden was laid out.
itzick The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)
itzick 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia.
itzick It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.