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
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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