Photographer's Note

This is part of the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg. The Palace is located outside the city, on the Gulf of Finland (part of the Baltic Sea). The palace was built by Peter the Great almost 300 years ago. Peter had a love of water and the ocean, so the palace has a strong connection with water: there are many fountains and reflecting pools, leading right down to the sea. The palace has a distintive yellow and white colour scheme, as can be seen from the photo. The building in the photo is the palace church, which stands apart from the main palace building which is out of frame to the left. This shot is very typical of the palace and it's surrounding grounds, beautiful pools and fountains with gold figures playing in them, and the fairy tale buildings. Much of the palace was destroyed during the war, and despite the near perfect appearance the restoration work still continues to this day.

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