ST. PETERSBURG and TSARSKOYE SELO 2014

this is a depiction of our trip to St. Petersburg, Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo during the white nights.

ST. PETERSBURG---THE ROMANOV DOUBLE EAGLE AT THE WINTER PALACE
ST. PETERSBURG---PETER THE GREAT---THE GENIUS, THE MONSTER, THE MAGIFICENT---THE MAN WHO DREAMED OF BUILDING THE IMPOSSIBLE AND MADE IT HAPPEN NO MATTER THE COST
ST. PETERSBURG---A VIEW OF THE CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR OF SPILLED BLOOD FROM THE FONTANKA CANAL.  THE CHURCH WAS BUILT ON THE SITE WHERE ALEXANDER II---THE CZAR WHO FREED THE SERFS---WAS KILLED BY A TERRORIST BOMB
ST. PETERSBURG---THE WINTER PALACE FROM THE TROISKY BRIDGE
ST. PETERSBURG---PETER THE GREAT'S HOUSE AT THE END OF THE SUMMER GARDEN
ST. PETERSBURG--ONE OF THE FOUR HORSES AT EACH CORNER OF THE FONTANKA BRIDGE
ST. PETERSBURG---THE ADMIRALTY WHICH IS ON THE NEVA RIVER
ST. PETERSBURG---AN ARTIST'S VIEW OF THE STATUES IN THE SUMMER GARDEN
ST. PETERSBURG---A FOUNTAIN IN THE SUMMER GARDEN
ST. PETERSBURG--AN ALLEE IN THE SUMMER GARDEN
ST. PETERSBURG---AN ARITST AND HIS MODEL IN FRONT OF THE WROUGHT IRON FENCE AT THE CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR OF SPILLED BLOOD 
ST. PETERSBURG--A VIEW OF THE RED BRIDGE ON THE MOIKA CANAL DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS @ 10 PM
ST. PETERSBURG---ST. ISAAC CATHEDRAL---MOSAIC OF CHRIST
ST. PETERSBURG--ST. ISAAC CATHEDRAL---GILT AND LAPIS LAZULI COLUMNS
ST. PETERSBURG--ST. ISAAC CATHEDRAL--MOSAIC OF A SAINT
ST. PETERSBURG--A BUILDING ON THE FONTANKA CANAL
ST. PETERSBURG---STREET SCENE WITH THE STREET ENDING IN RASTRELLI'S ARCHWAY TO THE WINTER PALACE
ST. PETERSBURG--VIEW OF THE MOIKA CANAL DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
ST. PETERSBURG--THE OPPOSITE VIEW OF THE THE MOIKA CANAL
ST. PETERSBURG--A CELL IN THE TRUBESKOY PRISON IN THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
ST. PETERSBURG---YOUSAPOV PALACE ON THE MOIKA CANAL---THIS WAS THE PALACE WHERE THE INFAMOUS MONK, RASPUTIN, WAS MURDERED BY GRAND DUKE DMITRI AND FELIX YOUSAPOV
ST. PETERSBURG---ENTRANCE TO THE YOUSAPOV PALACE ON THE MOIKA CANAL
ST. PETERSBURG---PRIVATE THEATRE AT THE YOUSAPOV PALACE
ST. PETERSBURG---A LINE OF THE FAITHFUL WAITING TO PETITION THE MIRACULOUS ICON OF OUR LADY OF KAZAN---OUR LADY OF KAZAN CATHEDRAL
THE PETERHOF PALACE
THE PETERHOF PALACE
THE PETERHOF PALACE
THE PETERHOF PALACE
THE PETERHOF PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO--GATES TO THE CATHERINE PALACE DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO--THE CATHERINE PALACE AT 11 PM DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO---CATHERINE PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO--VIEW FROM THE CATHERINE PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO---DOORWAY IN THE CATHERINE PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO---IN THE CATHERINE PALACE PARK --THE HERMITAGE
TSARSKOYE SELO--CATHERINE PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO---IN THE CATHERINE PARK AT 11:30 PM DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO--IN THE CATHERINE PARK
TSARSKOYE SELO--CHINESE BRIDGE IN THE CATHERINE PARK
TSARSKOYE SELO--BRIDGE AT 11:30 PM DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS IN THE CATHERINE PARK
TSARSKOYE SELO--THE CATHERINE PARK--THE CREAKING SUMMER HOUSE---THIS WAS DESIGNED IN 1778 AND GOT ITS NAME BECAUSE THE WEATHERVANE CREAKS  AS IT TURNS IN THE WIND
TSARSKOYE SELO---BRIDGE AT 11:30 PM IN THE CATHERINE PARK
TSARSKOYE SELO--THE TOWER RUIN WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1771 TO SYMBOLIZE THE COLLPSE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
TSARSKOYE SELO---THE MARBLE BRIDGE WAS BUILT ON A DESIGN BY ANDREA PALLADIO IN 1774
TSARSKOYE SELO---IN THE CATHERINE PARK DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO--ANOTHER VIEW OF THE HERMITAGE IN THE CATHERINE PARK---DESIGNED BY RASTRELLI IN 1748
TSARSKOYE SELO---THE KITCHEN RUIN WAS BUILT BY QUARANGHI WHO IMITATED A RUINED EDIFICE FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH FRAGMENTS OF ORIGINAL ANCIENT BUILDINGS
TSARSKOYE SELO---THE CHINESE BRIDGE IN THE CATHERINE PARK DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO--THIS PAVILION WAS DEVISED AS A MEMORIAL AFTER THE RUSSO TURKISH WAR OF 1829..  THE MODEL FOR THIS BUILDING WAS A TURKISH MOSQUE
TSARSKOYE SELO--ANOTHER VIEW OF THE CREAKING SUMMER HOUSE
TSARSKOYE SELO---THE LOWER BATH HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR MEMBERS OF THE COURT IN 1778.  CATHERINE THE GREAT WAS ROWED OUT HERE FOR PARTIES AND MUSICAL EVENINGS.
TSARSKOYE SELO--THE CATHERINE PARK DURING THE WHITE NIGHTS
TSARSKOYE SELO--VIEW OF THE UPPER BATH HOUSE FROM  THE CAMERON GALLERY AT THE CATHERINE PALACE
TSARSKOYE SELO---THIS CHURCH WAS BUILT FOR THE EMPRESS ALEXANDRA IN THE RUSSIAN STYLE
TSARSKOYE SELO
TSARSKOYE SELO--THE ALEXANDER PALACE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD.  IT WAS THE SUMMER RESIDENCE OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY DURING THE 19TH CENTURY AND IIN 1905 NICHOLAS II AND ALEXANDRA MOVED HERE AND MADE IT THEIR HOME UNTIL THE REVOLUTION.
TSARSKOYE SELO---THE EMPRESS ALEXANDRA
ST. PETERSBURG ---OUR LADY OF KAZAN CATHEDRAL--THIS MOSAIC SHOWS THE ROMANOV FAMILY CANONIZED BY THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
TSARSKOYE SELO---CZAR NICHOLAS II'S STUDY AT THE ALEXANDER PALACE
CZAR NICHOLAS---THE LAST ROMANOV CZAR

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