Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Grand Palace Peterhof

The Grand Palace at Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Sometime during the late seventeenth century Peter the Great visited western Europe and whilst in France he was so impressed with Louis XIV’s Palace that he returned to Russia with plans to build one for himself and at this site thirty kilometres from Saint-Petersburg he began the construction of what was to become known as the ‘Russian Versailles’.

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6 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

  1. I think you’ve really captured the theme for this weeks’ challenge. Those Russians really knew how to do grand!


  2. Oh, yes please! I’d love to see this 🙂


  3. I’ll be sharing this photo with my 6-yr-old. We’ve been studying European history and he’s learned about Peter the Great.


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