Peterhof - Table of Contents ............... Architecture Around the World

Buildings and Grounds -  Peterhof
St. Petersburg
, Russia

No interior photographs are allowed.

East Chapel

Rococo style features gilded Russian onion domes

Cross bottony atop crescent moon.
S scroll buttresses.

Onion domes

Monplaisir was completed by 1723, and became Peter's preferred retreat, where he entertained only his closest friends and advisors.

French windows

Gilded statue

The Orangery, or greenhouse, at Peterhof is situated between the Grand Palace and Monplaisir. It now houses a restaurant for visitors to Peterhof.

Gulf of Finland

Statue of Neptune by Peter the Great

Ram's head and grape leaf swag.

Peter the Great

Double-headed eagle - Russia's symbol

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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